WARNINGS have been issued for heavy rain and strong winds to batter the Borders this weekend.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for heavy and persistent rain to hit the area from around 4am on Saturday.

And the downpours are expected to last through to around 9pm.A spokesman said: "Spray and flooding will lead to difficult driving conditions and may cause some road closures "There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings."

A yellow warning for high winds has also been issued, lasting from 3am on Saturday through to 6pm on the same day