THE Met Office has warned hail could hit today with thunder and rain likely to sweep across the country.
It comes as the chillier weather starts to set in – and it's looking to stick around for the weekend.
Forecasters say today is set to see a mix of sunny spells and blustery showers for parts of the country – with some heavy and possibly thundery downpours with hail in the west of the UK.
The east will see some sunshine, but there will be very little warmth in it.
Met Office Meteorologist Ellie Glaisyer said the showery conditions Brits had been seeing in recent days would carry on as the week draws to a close.
She said: "Those shower conditions that we've seen overnight will continue through much of today, pushing in from the west so those heavier showers always confined to the western coast and southern coasts as well."
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She said it was the south where people could see some heavy downpours – "and perhaps hear the odd rumble of thunder through this afternoon".
Ellie continued: "Parts of Scotland, northern England and southeast England always staying the driest with plenty of sunny spells here through this afternoon, but perhaps not feeling too warm in that sunshine with blustery winds."
She said there was a chance Brits would hear more thunder overnight.
But, as some wake to clear skies tomorrow the mercury will likely dip down to single figures across the country – and even under 0C for Scotland – but about 6 or 7C in the south.
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Ellie said this would mean a "chilly start to the weekend" – but then Brits would need to don their rain coats.
She added: "Low pressure is waiting in the wings to bring further wet and windy weather through the second half of the weekend."
It comes after the Met Office yesterday warned 80mph gales would lash the UK.
A yellow wind warning was in place for the Outer Hebrides, with gusts whipping up large waves.
Forecasters feared the wind would delay flights and ferries to and from mainland Scotland.
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