BATTEN down the hatches - Aileen’s coming!

You’ve probably heard by now that Storm Aileen is expected to rip through the Midlands tonight from around 8pm.

Expect lots of rain, gusts of winds, treacherous conditions and flying trees throughout the night. Stay safe if you have to be out there.

Tomorrow is expected to be a lot calmer after the storm but let’s not go down the route Michael Fish famously did in 1987 and count our chickens before they have hatched.

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