PARTS of the Borders can expect "persistent and heavy rain" this weekend.

A yellow warning for rain has been issued for parts of the Borders on Sunday, September 24.

Between 4am and midnight on Sunday areas, including Peebles, Ettrick and Tweedsmuir, there is a chance of flooding to homes and businesses and potential for delays on the road.

A Met Office spokesperson said: "Rain arriving later Saturday and persisting overnight into Sunday will continue to build up through the course of Sunday, heaviest and most persistent over a number of higher ground areas of Scotland.

"By the time the rain begins to ease late Sunday, and overnight into Monday, turning more showery from the west, many places are expected to have received 30-50mm of rain, whilst some places, most likely south-west facing hills, could see 80-120mm over the course of 24-36 hours.

"It will also become increasingly windy through Sunday, with gusts of 50-60mph on coasts and over high ground.

"This could exacerbate flooding with leaves being blown from trees to potentially block drains and gullies."

The rain is expected to have a low likelihood and medium impact according to the Met Office's warning impact matrix.

For more details on the yellow warning, and advice on flooding and heavy rain, visit the Met Office website.