A SEVERE weather warning has been put in place for the whole of Flintshire, Wrexham and Cheshire.
Met Office forecasters expect heavy rain to hit Wales and parts of England today, leading to some localised flooding and disruption.
And Alyn and Deeside AM Carl Sargeant urged constituents to be aware of the yellow warning, which could be upgraded to the more serious amber level if the situation worsens.
Natural Resources Wales has said the extreme weather could lead to flooding of road surfaces and flooding from drains, ditches and small streams.
Those travelling over the weekend are advised to take extra care and allow extra time for their journey as driving conditions may be hazardous.
And people are asked to keep an eye on weather reports and local news for details of any disruption in their area.
Mr Sargeant said: “This period of severe weather could easily catch people out, especially given the sunny and warm conditions we have been enjoying this week.
“I’d urge people to keep an eye on the weather forecast for their area and make sure they are well prepared.
“It’s also a good idea to check on elderly family members and friends or those who may struggle to get out and about if the rain causes disruption, to make sure they have everything they need.”
Flood alerts are updated on the Natural Resources Wales website every 15 minutes at www.naturalresourceswales. gov.uk/alerts.