IT'S going to be a wet weekend across Somerset as the Met Office issues a weather warning.

The yellow warning for rain is in place from noon today (Friday 22), until 6pm on Saturday.

The warning covers Cornwall, Devon and most of Somerset and some parts of Dorset.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: "Showers on Friday morning will be replaced by more persistent rain during the afternoon and evening. The rain will be heavy at times, lasting through much of Friday night and Saturday morning before slowly dying out during Saturday afternoon.

"20 to 30 mm is likely to fall quite widely, and 40 to 50 mm may accumulate in a few places, most likely across the higher ground of south Devon."