The Met Office report reads: “Scattered showers or thunderstorms, occasionally heavy with a risk of hail or frequent lightning across much of the region this evening.
“Showers easing during the early hours but staying warm and humid through the night. Minimum temperature 16C.”
It will clear up in time for Saturday, staying dry with few isolated showers in the afternoon.
The temperature will also pick back up, expected to reach around 27C.
Areas in the north, particuarly around the east of Yorkshire, will not see lightning but will see heavy showers throughout the first half of the night.