The Met Office has issued an Amber weather alert for torrential rain in and around the Grampian region on Friday.
Amber alerts are the second highest and people are urged to be prepared.
The Met Office are advising that up to a months average rain fall could be seen in a 24 – 48 hour period in the area.
Met Office Advisory
Issued at – 11 Oct 2012, 11:16
Valid from – 12 Oct 2012, 00:05
Valid to – 12 Oct 2012, 23:59
Rain is expected to spread from the west on Thursday night, becoming heavy and persistent across the northeast of Scotland during Friday. This may well lead to some flooding in places with disruption to travel.
The public is advised to take extra care.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has put Aberdeenshire on an Amber alert for possible flooding.