Showers will pep up this evening with the risk of a thundery
downpour here and there.
They will be fairly hit and miss and they will ease up
for a time overnight.
It will remain cloudy, damp and humid overnight with lows
The rain has the potential to pep up again through tomorrow morning bringing the risk of a thundery downpour again.
They will again be hit and miss but with the ground already saturated from last week’s rain, the Met Office is warning of the potential of very localised flooding. The rain will clear away by late afternoon giving a dry and perhaps bright end to the day.
More than a dozen arrests at Download Festival
Leicestershire Police say there were 90 crimes reported to them during this year's Download Festival and 14 arrests were made.
The force said eight were for drug offences, two were for sexual assault and the other four were for burglary, possession of a weapon, flying a drone and a public order offence.
Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands
A bright start to the day but cloud should increase later with rain arriving from the south and the chance of thunderstorms.
Ambulance crews battled to save man who fell into lake
Police say the man who died after falling into Windermere earlier this week was 57 and from Heversham, near Milnthorpe.
Emergency services were called to Glebe Road, one of the busiest tourist areas in the Lake District, just before 13:00 on Wednesday, and medical staff from the ambulance and air ambulance tried in vain to save the man's life.
Police say the coroner has been informed, and they have no reason to be suspicious about the man's death.
Your photos: Neon lights and mud at Download
Ben Zacaroli sent us this awesome photo of the Download Festival fairground last night.
Looks like there's plenty of fun to be had if you can deal with the mud.
Download's 'mop man' switches to a broom
Remember the Download Festival worker who became a social media star yesterday when he was snapped tackling a huge puddle with a mop?
It looks like he's back in action at the mud-hit festival site this morning - but has switched his mop for a broom.
Stewart Lawes, who spotted him near a catering van, paid tribute to his "bulldog spirit".
The festival site has been hit by more rain overnight but organisers will be hoping performances from the likes of Def Leppard, Slash, Whitesnake and Rob Zombie today will help to lift spirits.
Conservatives fail to retake Broxtowe in by-election
Local Democracy Reporter
The rainbow coalition has kept control of Broxtowe Borough Council after the Liberal Democrats won both seats in a by-election.
Had the Conservatives retained both seats, they would have narrowly regained control of the council, which they lost in the borough-wide election last month.
This is because they would have had 22 seats compared to the 22 of the coalition - with the Conservative mayor getting the deciding vote in the event of a tie.
Since the local elections last month, a coalition formed between Labour, the Liberal Democrats, and three independent councillors has provisionally run the council. Together, they now have a majority of four.
The result means the Conservatives have 20 seats, Labour has 14, the Liberal Democrats have seven, there are two independent councillors and one member of the Ashfield Independents.
The by-election was held after the death of Conservative councillor Chris Rice, who was a candidate in the borough-wide elections.
Weather: More rain on the way
The end of the very wet weather is in sight - but not before more rain today.
The forecast? You guessed it, more rain - although it might be a bit drier for a short spell early tomorrow morning.
East Midlands Airport charges U-turn: No refunds
BBC News Online
East Midlands Airport will not be offering refunds to those who paid for their rapid drop off, despite admitting there had been problems since they raised the prices.
Responding to a question from the BBC, a spokesman said: "We
are not refunding passengers who have used rapid drop off.
"We offer a full range of free and paid for parking options so that passengers have a choice.
"These include one hour’s free parking in Long Stay 2, free 30 minutes parking for disabled passengers, £4 for 30 minutes in short stay as well as rapid drop off next to the main entrance."
East Midlands Airport charges U-turn: Your reaction
"Thanks goodness for common sense" was the almost unanimous response to the news that East Midlands Airport is scrapping its controversial new rapid drop off parking charges.
The airport announced this afternoon it will go back to the old charges of £2 for 10 minutes parking in the rapid drop off, which was briefly raised to £2 for five minutes (with £1 for every minute over) earlier this month.
Bosses said they had done it to improve traffic flow but admitted drivers were being charged just waiting to leave, with customers complaining of gridlock and "total chaos" at the exits.
Carol Whyke wrote: "I should think so too. Maddy Ward added it was "still too much - but a step in the right direction."
But Martyn Webster and a number of others are unhappy with the lower price, with some saying they should not have to pay just to drop people off. "Still a complete and utter ripoff," he wrote.