THERE is a risk of flooding this week as the Met Office issues the Borders with a yellow rain warning following a wet and windy weekend.

From 1am to 6pm tomorrow (Tuesday, April 9) a yellow warning for potentially "heavy and persistent" rain will be in place.

Following Storm Kathleen there is a risk of flooding as the ground may still be saturated after the wet and windy weekend.

A  Met Office spokesperson said: "Rain will develop across parts of Scotland overnight Monday into Tuesday before clearing away into the North Sea on Tuesday afternoon or evening.

"There is a chance that this rain could be heavy and persistent, with some areas seeing 20-40 mm of rain, and a slight chance one or two spots could see 50-60 mm.

"Given the saturated ground in this region following recent heavy rainfall, the rainfall totals quoted above have the potential to cause greater impacts than would be typical."

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) added that inland and coastal areas could experience travel delays and flooding.

A SEPA spokesperson said: "On Tuesday significant flooding from rivers and surface water is possible in southern, central and north eastern areas.

"Property flooding, flooding of roads and disruption to infrastructure are possible."

For updates on the weather warning visit the Met Office website, and for flood warning updates, visit the SEPA website.