Weather warning: Snow and ice for Northants

Snow over the fields off Gipsy Lane, Kettering. Picture from Clare Field
Snow over the fields off Gipsy Lane, Kettering. Picture from Clare Field
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The Met Office weather warning for sleet and snow showers tonight remains in place.

A wintry mix of sleet and snow showers are likely to extend inland across parts of eastern, southeastern and central England tonight into Thursday, says the Met Office.

North Park, Kettering, this morning

North Park, Kettering, this morning

These are likely to lead to icy stretches on untreated surfaces.

Localised snow accumulations of 1cm to 3cm are also possible but amounts of snow, as yet, remain uncertain, with many places probably missing the snow.

Pitsford Hall Weather Station says we won’t see any snow in this county until tomorrow morning.

Forecasters there say Thursday will start off dry, but we will see some light snow showers develop during the morning, and these could turn heavier for a time during the course of the afternoon.

Snow in Rockingham Road Pleasure Park, Kettering, last week

Snow in Rockingham Road Pleasure Park, Kettering, last week

Everywhere will return to drier conditions by evening. Again it will be cold, highs of 4C with a frost to follow overnight as lows fall to -1C.

Ice will then become a problem first thing on Friday. but the day itself will remain dry and cloudy with varying amounts of sunshine.

Highs of 4C, falling overnight to 0C.

As for the weekend, high pressure will remain firmly in charge across the British Isles. In the county, it will remain dry although continuing cold and some sunshine is possible at times.