The glorious sunshine of the July heatwave now seems a distant memory as Liverpool prepares for more rainfall today.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning throughout Tuesday and Wednesday - as there is a concern the thunderstorms and heavy rain may lead to flooding and transport disruption.

Heavy rain hit areas across Merseyside yesterday - and forecasters are predicting that there will be more downpour today.

READ MORE: Forecasters confirm when the sunny weather will return

The rain is expected to start at the very start of the day with a 40% chance of light showers at 6am.

This is only set to be a short downpour as the rain is expected to stop by 7am - and it will remain dry for the majority of the morning until 11am.

The chance of rain will hover around 30% for a couple of hours- and the outlook for the afternoon is much less positive.

Heavy showers will start at 1pm which will develop into a thunderstorm by 3pm.

The Liverpool Echo sends newsletters on a wide range of topics - including our daily news bulletin, now going out three times a day.

There are others on what's on, politics, court news, Knowsley, Wirral, and arts & culture, as well as both Liverpool FC and Everton FC.

Signing up is free and it only takes a minute for you to get the biggest stories, sent straight to your inbox.

How to sign up for an Echo Email Update

1) Go to our dedicated newsletter page at this link.

2) Put your email in the box where indicated

3) Tick as many boxes as you like, for each newsletter you want.

4) Press Save changes and that's it!

The showery conditions will remain until 9pm when the chance of rain will fall to just 10%

The temperature will remain warm as it will range 15C - 17C for the whole of Wednesday.

Here's the hour-by-hour forecast for Liverpool today:

6am: Light shower, 40 percent chance of rain - 15 C

7am: Cloudy, 10 percent chance of rain - 15 C

8am: Cloudy, 10 percent chance of rain - 15 C

9am: Sunny intervals, Less than 5 percent chance of rain - 16 C

10am: Sunny intervals, Less than 5 percent chance of rain - 17 C

11am: Light shower, 30 percent chance of rain - 17 C

12pm: Light shower, 30 percent chance of rain - 17 C

1pm: Heavy shower, 70 percent chance of rain - 16 C

2pm: Heavy rain, 80 percent chance of rain - 16 C

3pm: Thunder, 70 percent chance of rain - 16 C

4pm: Thunder, 70 percent chance of rain - 16 C

5pm: Light shower, 40 percent chance of rain - 16 C

6pm: Light shower, 30 percent chance of rain - 16 C

7pm: Light shower, 30 percent chance of rain - 15 C

8pm: Light shower, 30 percent chance of rain - 15 C

9pm: Cloudy, 10 percent chance of rain - 15 C

10pm: Light shower, 40 percent chance of rain - 14 C

11pm: Light shower, 60 percent chance of rain - 14 C

Want to find out the latest news in your area? Enter your postcode on our In Your Area page here