FORECASTERS have issued a weather warning for thunderstorms in Chorley.

The Met Office say that there will be thunderstorms with a chance of flooding in the early hours of Wednesday, July 31 and throughout the day.

There is a small chance that homes and businesses could become flooded and there is a chance that fast flowing or deep floodwater could cause danger to life.

Motorists are also being warned of difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

It is also thought there may be a slight chance that power cuts could also occur.

A Met Office spokesman said: "Thunderstorms and outbreaks of heavy rain already affecting some southern and western parts of the warning area during the early hours of Wednesday then become more widespread through Wednesday daytime.

"In a few places these thunderstorms could produce 30 mm of rainfall in an hour and 40 to 50 mm in a few hours. Some parts of the warning area will miss the heaviest rainfall."