Heavy rain yesterday left one main route closed overnight and several cars in ditches and fields across Aberdeenshire.
Motorists on the commute home last night faced traffic chaos after Traffic Scotland was forced to close the A90 between Fraserburgh and Peterhead in both directions due to flooding.
The closure came into effect just before 6pm with the road due to re-open this morning.
Weather warnings were put in place yesterday morning by the Met Office and the 12-hour yellow “be-aware” warning came into force at 6am.
Across the region evening commuters fell foul to the wet conditions and six cars were reported to have gone off the roads and into fields and ditches, near Huntly, Oldmeldrum, Inverurie and Braemar.
A police spokesman last night said: “We have had six reports of cars either in fields or in ditches between the hours of 6pm and 9pm across Aberdeenshire. There have been no reported injuries.”
A spokesman for the Met Office last night forecast continued showers for parts of the north-east today, but a dry day tomorrow evening should bring the weekend to a pleasant close.
Having basked in the sunshine on Thursday with the warmest recording in Scotland of 22.1 C, Fyvie Castle had reigned again yesterday with the highest rainfall recorded in the north-east – with just less than 1.5 inches of rain.
Aberdeen Met Office forecaster Ian Robertson said: “The north-east saw persistent rain across the region on Friday, but this should clear away over the course of Saturday and the rest of the weekend will be fine.”