The A460 Eastern Way, in Cannock, is closed at the A5190 Lichfield Road junction because of flooding.
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Another day, another yellow weather warning for heavy rain unfortunately.
Showers on and off throughout today and they will be potentially heavy.
Highs of 17C (63F).
We're back at 08:00 tomorrow with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather, but keep an eye out here for updates through the evening and into the morning.
You might be thinking twice about heading outdoors this evening following today's downpour. If you're staying in, why not listen to our live EU Referendum debate?
On BBC WM 95.6 from 19:00, Adrian Goldberg is your host, with the following panel:
- GISELA STUART MP (Lab, Birmingham Edgbaston)
- SAQIB BHATTI (Secretary General of Muslims for Britain)
- BILL ETHERIDGE MEP (UKIP, West Midlands)
- ANTHEA McINTYRE MEP (Con, West Midlands)
- BEVERLEY NIELSEN (Director, Institute for Design & Economic Acceleration, Birmingham City University)
- ALICJA KACZMAREK (Director, Polish Expats Association)
The debate will be repeated on Sunday from 13:00.
Presenter, BBC Midlands Today
A football fan who hurled a metal chair during violence at the Euro 2016 championships in Marseilles has been given a five-year banning order.
We've seen yet more heavy downpours today, when some residents in Birmingham are still living with the effects of last week's flash flooding.
And the takeover of Aston Villa has been completed.
Join us for more on this story and others with the Midlands Today on BBC One at 13:30.
Firefighters say they've been working to move more than 5,000 litres of water at Heartlands Hospital, where "intense rain" flooded its A&E.
We have now heard of another school closure tomorrow - this one a partial closure.
The Phoenix Collegiate in West Bromwich will be closed to Year 7, 8 and 9 students on Wednesday due to further flooding.
The school will be open as normal for all other year groups and staff. It said it had told the local authority and was in the process of texting parents and updating the school website.
The school also had to partially close during flash flooding last week.
Delays to trains running through Birmingham are expected to last until 19:00.
This is a behind-the-scenes view of the incident room at West Midlands Fire Service, which is keeping an eye on the weather hitting our region this afternoon.
Highways England hopes to have cleared standing water on the link road northbound between the M5 northbound and M6 northbound at J8 by 18:30.
The Library of Birmingham will need to take a decision on whether to open tomorrow.
The 'major incident' at Heartlands Hospital due to the flooding of A&E is "a result of intense rain", its trust says.
Patients were "transferred safely" to other parts of the hospital to be treated.
Other people needing emergency treatment are being asked to visit "nearest alternative emergency departments, minor injuries unit or walk-in centre".
Anyone with life-threatening injuries is advised to call 999 as usual.
Heartlands Hospital has declared a major incident due to flooding in its A&E department.
West Midlands Fire Service said it took 120 "weather-related calls" in two hours on top of its other calls.
- "Large" flooding at Heartlands Hospital. The service said it was "working to protect patient care"
- A lightning strike to a TV aerial in Upper Gornal which caused a fire affecting three properties although no one was injured
- Five people rescued from three stranded vehicles on Landor Street, Nechells
The Environment Agency is warning today might not be the last of the flooding to hit Birmingham and the Black Country.
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Here is the extent of the flooding in Digbeth this afternoon.
A blanket of rainfall is currently draped across our region, as this radar from the Met Office shows.
West Midlands Ambulance Service is warning of the dangers of trying to drive through high waters.
"Numerous" people have been rescued from floodwaters in Birmingham.
A miniature whirlpool has formed in the middle of Toll End Road in Tipton.
This gives you an idea of the flooding in Birmingham city centre.
You cannot escape the flooding, well not if you're trying to do so by exiting Digbeth.
A mother and her baby have been helped by police. The toll taken by floodwater is already plain to see on some roads around Birmingham.
Parts of the Bullring shopping centre in Birmingham have been closed to customers due to the flooding.
We've just been told of the first school in our region to be closed tomorrow - Lea Forest Primary in Kitts Green.
The downpour is expected to head towards Lichfield and Tamworth around 14:00, according to the Met Office.
This gives you an idea of the flash flooding being tackled by firefighters across our region currently.
A Smethwick road has been temporarily closed after flash flooding.
Smethwick is not the only one of Sandwell's six towns to be hit by the downpour.
The city centre has been hit by the adverse weather, with waterlogged platforms at Birmingham New Street station as well.
Public transport is being affected by the flash flooding in Sandwell too.
The Black Country and Birmingham is being hit hard by a sudden storm.
A sudden deluge of rain has left this road flooded in Smethwick.
There is water on the M5 motorway between J1 for West Bromwich and J2 for Oldbury.
Political editor, Midlands
BBC West Midlands Political Editor Patrick Burns is gathering public opinion during an EU Referendum road trip.
Later this week he will be visiting Oldbury, Birmingham and Burton upon Trent.
And talk about swing voters... look at this bunch:
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New BBC research shows there are more than 24,000 empty homes across the region.
The properties have been sitting vacant for six months or longer, with many derelict and run down.
Councils say they have worked hard over the last decade to reduce the number.