The Met Office has today issued two severe weather warnings for North Yorkshire.
Forecasters have predicted that up to 50mm of rain could fall in a short period of time this afternoon, before the country bears the brunt of hurricane Bertha on Sunday.
A spokesperson for the Met Office said: “There is the potential for severe weather over much of the UK during Sunday.
“There continues to be a great deal of uncertainty in the forecast but the public should be aware of the risk of flooding due to heavy rain as well as very strong winds.
“Given the unseasonable nature of the weather this could be sufficient to disrupt transport and make outdoor activities dangerous.”
The yellow weather warning for heavy rainfall remains in place until 11pm this evening and the Met Office warns that downpours could lead to localised flooding.
Saturday looks set to enjoy the best weather of the weekend with no warnings in place and sunshine predicted.