Weather update: Snow forecast for Leicestershire
Much of Leicestershire woke up to a light dusting of snow this morning as more is forecast in the next few days across the county.
As temperatures remain around freezing point, drivers are being advised to be prepared for winter conditions and check forecasts before travelling.
The Met Office issued a snow alert in Leicestershire for this evening and Monday morning.
Today will start dry and bright with a band of snow forecast for parts of the region in the evening. There will be up to 1 to 3 cm of snow in places.
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Daytime temperature 0C, falling to -2C at night.
On Monday, an area of sleet and snow is forecast to hit the East Midlands in the early morning, becoming lighter. However, more snow is expected later in the day. Through the day there is the risk of 5 cm of snow in places. Maximum daytime temperature 0C. Night maximum -1C.
More snow showers are expected on Tuesday.
The Highways Agency is advising drivers to be aware of disruption to travel due to the icy conditions and to plan for their journey before they set out.
See the Highways Agency website for more traffic and travel updates: www.highways.gov.uk/traffic-information
See Leicestershire County Council's advice on winter weather: www.leics.gov.uk/winterweather
See the five-day forecast for Leicester and Leicestershire at: www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/weather