A WEATHER warning has been upgraded to an amber warning.

The Met Office has added an additional amber warning to the existing yellow warning for rain on Friday.

From 3am to midday tomorrow (December 30) the amber warning will cover areas around Selkirk and Hawick.

There is a risk of flooding and dangerous driving conditions.

A Met Office spokesperson said: "Rain will become heavy and persistent overnight into Friday morning.

"Accumulations of 40-50mm are expected quite widely with 60-70mm possible in a few upland locations.

"Following recent wet weather, river and surface water flooding is likely.

"The rain will clear to the east by the end of the morning."

An update has also been made to the yellow warning announced yesterday.

According to the Met Office tomorrow's heavy rain will begin at 12am and will be in place until 2pm.

The affected area has also been increased, meaning communities in Galashiels, Melrose, Innerleithen and Kelso will also be hit by the bad weather.

For more information, visit the Met Office website.