Flood alert issued for the north east amid yellow rain warning

The north east's due to be hit with heavy rain tomorrow and as a result has been issued with a flood alert from Sepa.

Residents are now being told to prepare after days of snow and ice. 

A yellow warning's expected to last around 18 hours, as it is in place from 6am until midnight. 

Around 100cm could fall in some spots on higher ground with strong winds also forecast. 

People are being told to get prepared and are being warned flooding could occur with power cuts also possible. 

Sepa says: "Heavy rainfall combined with snow melt will lead to a risk of flooding from rivers and surface water during Thursday and Friday.

"Most at risk are low lying land and roads. Localised property flooding is possible."

The Met Office is also urging motorists to be safe on the roads, with spray and flooding possibly leading to difficult driving conditions.

A separate warning for ice covers north-west Fife until 10am tomorrow.

More heavy rain is possible on Friday.

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