Rain to follow sun as pseudo ‘Spanish Plume’ brings a hot and humid weekend

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The North East is set to see a sunny Saturday followed by a rainy Sunday as a weather front moves up from the continent.

But experts are predicting we will avoid the worst of the severe storms originally predicted.

The Met Office has forecast the region will experience patches of humidity and rain this weekend – but the front won’t be as severe as originally feared.

“Warm air is moving up form the continent, but it is not a ‘Spanish Plume’ “ a Met Office spokeswoman said.

“Friday afternoon will see a fair amount of cloud around and out breaks of rain, but the afternoon will be drier and brighter and quite humid.

“There will be further outbreaks of rain across the area overnight and into Saturday morning.”

But not all is lost as the region is expected to see some sun throughout the day on Saturday with mostly dry, sunny spells developing and becoming quite humid.

The Met Office is warning a surge of rain is forecast from the south overnight on Saturday becoming drier on Sunday morning with more bursts of rain predicted for Sunday afternoon.

“It will be quite breezy, it won’t be sunny and will be a lot cooler,” spokeswoman added.

“Temperatures will be in the low 20s degrees celsius on Friday and Saturday and on Sunday it will be dropping to 19 degrees celsius.

“It will still be quite humid but not as humid as down south.”