Met Office forecasts sleet and snow in Leicester
Sleet and snow is forecast in Leicester over the weekend, with the Met Office predicting a flurry from Friday morning.
Light snow is forecast from around 3am until 9am on Friday, amid temperatures of 1C. The Met Office warns it could feel considerably colder, however – temperatures could feel as low as -1C.
Friday afternoon is set to be dry but cloudy, and the early hours of Saturday overcast. Another flurry of snow is forecast from around 9am until midday on Saturday, and temperatures will feel to be lingering around the 0C mark.
The Met Office predicts a drizzly afternoon and evening, with light showers forecast from around 3pm until 9pm.
Sunday will get off to a wet start, with light rain forecast from around 3am. This should develop into sleet by around 6am, which is due to fall until mid-morning.
Further showers are forecast from around midday, but a largely dry and cloudy afternoon should follow. Temperatures should feel considerably higher – around 3C.
Sunday night should be dry but cloudy, and light snow is forecast from around 6am on Monday. The flurry should have subsided by around 9am, but sleet is expected from around midday.
The Met Office forecasts light snow on Monday evening amid temperatures which could feel as low as -4C, and wind gusts of up to 29mph.
A level two cold alert remains in place in Leicester until Friday morning. The alert urges the public to check on vulnerable people and neighbours and ensure they are able to sufficiently heat their homes.
UPDATE 1.50PM: A yellow weather warning of snow has been issued in Leicester on Sunday and Monday.
The warning, which urges the public to be aware of widespread snow and ice and to expect local travel disruption, has been issued from 3am on Sunday.
The warning remains in place until at least midnight on Monday. The Met Office has not yet issued its Tuesday forecast.
Sleet is forecast from around 6am until mid-morning on Sunday, followed by light rain.
Sunday night is set to be largely dry, but light snow is forecast from around 6am on Monday. The Met Office predicts sleet mid-afternoon, and further snow on Monday evening.