Flood alerts have issued ahead of tonight’s forecast rain in Gloucestershire.

The Environment Agency issued the flood alerts after torrential rain showers throughout Christmas Day and overnight, which could cause rivers to burst their banks.

Dave Throup from the EA says with the ground saturated – many rivers are expected to respond quickly.

This Evening and Tonight: There will be persistent rain through much of the evening, with heavy bursts. This may turn to sleet or snow, and could settle in some areas. This is especially likely over high ground, where significant accumulations are possible. Minimum temperature 0 °C.

Wednesday: Any remaining rain, sleet and snow will quickly clear Wednesday morning, leaving a dry, windy and colder day with some bright or sunny spells. The odd wintry shower is possible. Maximum temperature 5 °C.

Gloucester News Centre – http://gloucesternewscentre.co.uk

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