Yellow weather warning of snow in Leicester
A yellow weather warning of snow is in place in Leicester today, with the Met Office forecasting blustery showers and a potential accumulation of snow.
The warning, which remains in place until midday on Thursday, urges the public to “be aware” of snow on roads and pavements, and to take extra care when walking, driving or cycling in affected areas.
The Met Office warns of blustery, wintry showers in areas covered by the yellow snow warning. It says: “Accumulations of snow are likely to be quite small over low-lying areas until the overnight period, when 1-3 cm may occur away from the immediate coast.
“However, over higher ground, for example the North York Moors and Wolds, accumulations of snow around 5 to 10 cm may build up.
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“Icy stretches will also develop on untreated surfaces during Wednesday evening and overnight into Thursday.”
A level two cold alert remains in place in Leicester alongside the yellow warning of snow.
The cold alert urges the public to check on vulnerable neighbours and ensure they are able to sufficiently heat their homes.
The cold alert remains in place until 8am on Friday.
The Met Office predicts Wednesday afternoon will be cold and cloudy, with temperatures feeling as low as -2C amid wind gusts of up to 33mph.
The Met Office forecasts a dry night in Leicester, but the mercury could feel as low as -4C.
Thursday is forecast to be cloudy with sunny intervals, and wind gusts are likely to have subsided. Temperatures could feel as low as -3C until mid-morning but linger around the 1C mark by Thursday afternoon.
A flurry of snow is forecast on Friday morning, from around 3am until 9am. An overcast afternoon will most likely follow, and temperatures should feel around 1C.
Saturday is set to be cold and foggy at times, and evening showers are forecast. Light rain will most likely continue to fall until around midday on Sunday.
Temperatures could feel considerably milder, however – as high as 3C.