"A Yellow Warning for rain is in force in the Nottingham area for most of this week," local website 'Nottinghampost' reported.
The Met office's warning on its website covered a large area of England, including Birmingham, Peterborough and Newcastle.
"There is a chance that heavy prolonged rain could lead to localised flooding and disruption to transport," it said.
As per local Met Office weather forecast for Nottingham, the heavy rain will continue till 7 pm on Wednesday.
"That lighter rain is expected to finally come to an end at about lunchtime on Thursday. The maximum temperatures will be around 13 degree Celsius and minimum overnight temperatures will be around 10 or 11 degree Celsius," the website reported.
The rain is likely to subside by lunchtime on Thursday which means at least a curtailed game remains a possibility