UK weather: Wet for many today but sunnier on Thursday

Cloudy for most of England, Wales and eastern Scotland; rain at times, becoming heavier and more widespread later for central and eastern England.

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Today:

Cloudy for most of England, Wales and eastern Scotland; rain at times, becoming heavier and more widespread later for central and eastern England. Brighter in northwest UK with some showers, brighter weather edging into other northern and western areas later.

Tonight:

Rain in eastern England clearing, then many areas turning clear and cold, with patchy frost and some rural mist. Showers in northwest UK easing, but turning wetter and windier later.

Thursday:

Many areas starting chilly, fine conditions lasting most of Thursday in southern and eastern England. Rain and brisk winds in the northwest spreading to central areas, followed by blustery showers

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Showers in the far north clear early Friday. Some night frost and fog elsewhere, but then all areas dry and increasingly sunny. Perhaps cloudier with a few showers Sunday.