HEAVY rain is expected to hit the county as two weather warnings are issued.

The Met Office has issued two consecutive weather warnings for rain.

The yellow alert for rain across South Wales and Somerset from 5pm tomorrow (Wednesday) until midnight, then a new warning starts for much of England, including Somerset, until 11.45pm on Thursday.

Chard & Ilminster News:

WARNING: The alert for Thursday 

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: "Heavy rain will move in through Wednesday afternoon and evening, becoming persistent in places during the evening. 20 to 30 mm may fall within 3-4 hours in a few locations. Rain may also turn to snow over the higher routes in south Wales towards midnight, perhaps with a few cm accumulating.

"Periods of rain are expected to become widespread and locally heavy across parts of England and Wales through Thursday. Over western areas, some hill snow is possible, with local accumulations of a few cm possible, for example over the higher routes in Wales. Rainfall totals of 10-20 mm are likely, with some spots potentially seeing totals of 40-60 mm."