Weather experts are expecting Shropshire to be hit by thunderstorms on Friday.

A statement issued by the Met Office warns that West Midlands should expect heavy showers and thunderstorms from 11am on Friday morning.

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The warning is in place until 8pm tonight and forecasts some flooding of a few homes and businesses, perhaps leading to some damage to buildings.

In the statement, a spokesman for the Met Office explained: "There is a good chance driving conditions will at times be affected by spray and standing water, leading to some minor journey delays.

"Heavy showers, which will become thundery in places, are expected to develop quite widely across parts of England and Wales later Friday morning and through the afternoon.

"A few places could receive 20-30 mm of rain within an hour. As is the nature of showers however, some places within the warning area will miss them altogether, and have a dry day.

"Some short term loss of power and other services due to lightning strikes is possible. Delays to train services are possible."

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