Friday really is looking properly nasty on MWIS right now....
It's not looking much better on the BBC either... "North West England outlook for Friday to Sunday.... Friday, windy with rain in the far north later. Locally heavy rain moving southeastwards early on Saturday. Then cooler and often breezy with sunny or clear spells and frequent showers..."
The bad spell seems to have moved a few hours with the worst of it now forecast for overnight Friday-into-Saturday.
Dave and I are keeping an eye on the weather - we may need a 'Plan B' for Friday