A Met Office yellow Be Aware warning has been issued for Skye and Lochalsh this evening (Tuesday 22 August.)

Heavy rain will spread across southwest Scotland and the Hebrides on Tuesday evening, and then affect other western and central areas overnight and into Wednesday morning. Some intense downpours, perhaps thundery, will lead to localised flooding of roads. Some travel disruption should be expected through into the morning commute.

The rain will clear away eastwards during Wednesday morning.

The Chief Forecaster's assessment states that outbreaks of rain will develop during Tuesday afternoon and evening, lasting overnight and into Wednesday morning.

Some of the rain will become heavy and perhaps thundery with locally torrential downpours possible.

15 to 25 mm of rain may fall locally in an hour with as much of 30 to 50 mm falling by morning. Isolated totals of 70 mm of rain could fall across higher ground within the warning area.

The warning starts from 8pm on Tuesday 22 August and will last until 9pm on Wednesday 23 August.

More information can be found here.