A flood alert has been issued for York this evening.
The alert, for the Upper River Ouse, covers from 5am tomorrow (Thursday, 21 September).
It says: “Flooding is possible at riverside footpaths and low-lying land in York and to the south as far as Naburn Lock, including Kings Staith, Queens Staith, and South Esplanade.
“Showers will continue to fall during Wednesday, before clearing into Thursday.
“Further showers are expected into the weekend, which may keep river levels high for a few days. We will continue to monitor levels closely.
“Avoid using low lying footpaths and any bridges near local watercourses and do not attempt to walk or drive through flood water.”
The flooding is set to be minor with no disruption to roads or wider York.
The river level at the Viking Recorder in central York has already reached 1.98m tonight, above the top of the normal range at 1.9m.
Tomorrow it is forecast to peak at 2.63m at 12.45pm before dropping back.
Light rain is predicted in York tomorrow afternoon, followed by thundery showers on Friday, a dry Saturday and more showers on Sunday.