A yellow weather warning remains in place for the Yorkshire and Humber region, but Wakefield looks set to avoid the worst of it.
The worst of the wind will bypass the district, and the heavy rain is forecast to clear this afternoon when sunny spells are expected.
Heavy rain is however currently causing problems on the motorways this morning.
There is surface water and reduced visibility on the M62 between J30 for Rothwell and J38 for North Cave.
Traffic is busy but moving between J24 at Ainley Top and J25 at Brighouse and there is heavy traffic on the M1 northbound between J39 for Durkar and J41 for Carr Gate.