The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning as heavy rain and thunder is set to hit from noon today until 9pm.
The north of England, the Midlands, Manchester, Newcastle and Wales have been warned to expect flooding on roads which will affect public transport and journey times.
The Met Office said, “Heavy showers will develop, bringing possible travel disruption and flooding in a few areas.”
Adding, “Slow moving thundery downpours may cause localised surface water impacts.”
The weather warning has been extended from 10am on Friday and 9am on Saturday, but the storm will mostly be finished over night.
Clare Nasir from the Met Office said, “Through Wednesday a scattering of showers, some sunshine in between, good dry spells coming through for some parts of the country, but towards the North West there’s more cloud with some showery rain.’
She added, “The cloud will build, particularly inland, and slowly but surely we’ll see a scattering of showers. These showers will be slow-moving and could be heavy, so you could get heavier downpours from time to time.
“But in between, some drier weather, certainly some brighter skies coming through, even when we see the height of the showers across the Midlands, Northern parts of England, up towards Scotland.”