Sleet or snow showers expected for Northamptonshire

Sleet and snow showers are expected to hit the county

Sleet and snow showers are expected to hit the county

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There is a high chance of sleet and snow showers for the rest of this week, but with plenty of winter sunshine in between.

Northants meteorologist Paul Barber from Forecasts4u has provided this forecast exclusively for the Northants Telegraph.

Thursday: Sunshine and scattered sleet or snow showers for much of today, some of the showers quite heavy at times, but there will be some pleasant sunny spells in-between and not everywhere will see the showers.

During the afternoon and evening any showers will tend to turn more to rain again as slightly milder air moves in.

Top temperatures will be on the chilly side, reaching 4°C or 5°C (39-41°F) with moderate to fresh west/north-westerly winds.

Friday: A cold and frosty start with some icy surfaces around but there should be plenty of sunny spells around on Friday although a few showers, mainly of rain, will pass through the area during the afternoon and evening.

Maximum temperature: 5°C (41°F)

Saturday and Sunday: The cold weather continues during the weekend with night frosts but it should be dry for a lot of the time with some bright winter sunshine around.

There is a chance of the odd shower on both days, but our inland location should help keep us mostly fine.

Daytime highs of 4°C (39°F) whilst nights will see lows of -3°C (27°F).

Next week: Cold conditions continue with sharp night time frosts and increased risk of snow showers developing at times.