A yellow weather warning has been issued after a weekend of heavy downpours which saw Storm Elin and Storm Fergus batter the country.
On Tuesday eastern Scotland could see between 50mm and 75mm of rainfall, equivalent to a third of the average for December.
The Met Office has issued a warning which is in place from 9am on Tuesday until 3am on Wednesday covering Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, Falkirk, Fife, Perth and Kinross, Stirling, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian, the Scottish Borders, West Lothian, North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire.
But from Thursday most of the country will see drier and brighter weather, with slightly above-average temperatures.
Met Office meteorologist Marco Petagna said: “Monday looks like a better day for most areas; there will be some patchy rain across the northeast of Scotland, but other than that it looks mostly dry with bright sunny spells and lighter winds.
“But wet and windy weather will come in on Monday night, pushing east into Tuesday.
“Eastern Scotland could see 50mm to 75mm of rain on Tuesday, so two or three inches in some spots, elsewhere it will be brighter but with some showers.
“It could be a chilly start in the north on Wednesday, a few icy patches and a touch of frost, but becoming drier and brighter.
“Later in the week things will gradually improve, but Wednesday night there will be a spell of wet and windy weather.
“After that at the end of the week things will improve, away from north-west Scotland which will be wet, but elsewhere higher pressure will be building, temperatures will be between 8C and 12C, a degree or two above average for this time of the year.”
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