THUNDERSTORMS could hit parts of East Lothian tomorrow (Saturday), with the Met Office issuing a yellow 'be aware' warning for the county.

The warning covers the period between noon and 9pm on Saturday - however, the chances of it having a major impact on East Lothian look unlikely.

The Met Office says that many areas will remain dry on Saturday, including, most likely, the eastern part of East Lothian.

However, where heavy showers do break out, including potentially in the Musselburgh, Prestonpans and Tranent areas, there is potential for 20mm of rain to fall in less than an hour, with 30-50mm possible in three hours.

Hail may present an added hazard, the Met Office says.

However, the Met Office believes the chances of thunderstorms bringing any significant disruption to East Lothian are slim, with the warning being assigned a 'medium' impact but only a 'very unlikely' likelihood.

The current forecast for East Lothian suggests a high chance that the thunderstorms will miss the county, with the chance of precipitation on Saturday currently being listed at less than 20 per cent.