After the flood....comes the freeze
THE worst of the floods is over but the big freeze is on its way.
Forecasters at the Met Office say the rain will stop and be replaced with cooler temperatures, paving the way for icy conditions.
Daytime temperatures will drop to about 5°C towards the end of the week.
A Met Office spokesman said: "The temperatures will drop to around -2°C overnight, increasing the risk of icy roads in the mornings.
"We would advise people to be aware that the ground will still be quite wet, saturated with the rain. Just because it appears to be dry doesn't mean that there aren't icy spots.
"There is no snow forecast at the moment for Derby. But the higher ground in the north of the county, in the Peak District, could see a light dusting."
Today will be cloudy, with little chance of rain.
Tomorrow will feel colder and, going into the weekend, will feel more like winter, with temperatures plummeting.
Between 10mm and 15mm of rain fell between Monday night and the early hours of Tuesday – a figure that is nothing to worry about, according to the Met Office.
The spokesman continued: "Just under half an inch of rain is perfectly normal for this time of year and is nothing like the huge amounts from over the weekend."