Thunderstorms could cause sudden flooding and power cuts in East Anglia
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Thunder and lightning will rattle Suffolk and Essex on Tuesday night, with heavy rain expected to fall across East Anglia in the next 24 hours.
A weather warning is in place for the East of England warning people to prepare for sudden rainfall and potential thunderstorms.
Fred Best, a meteorologist at East Anglian forecasters Weatherquest, said: "It should be dry through the day until about midday or mid-morning but following this it's basically going to be a weather front of rain and showers.
"During the afternoon there's a low chance of a thunderstorms, becoming more and more likely into the evening and Wednesday morning.
"The showers are expected to carry on into Wednesday morning before clearer skies return for the day."
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Warnings from the Met Office state some worst case scenarios of sudden and rapid flooding could hit homes and businesses.
Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of power cuts and other services to some homes and businesses being lost.
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There is also a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services.
Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and road closures for motorists as well.