Met Office issues TWO weather warnings for snow and ice in Northamptonshire

Area of rain moving through the county is likely to turn wintry in early hours of Saturday

Two weather warnings have been issued for snow and ice across Northamptonshire on Saturday.

An area of rain moving east through the county and is likely to turn to snow as this runs into cold air during the early hours of tomorrow.

Forecasters are still vague on how much snow will land on Northamptonshire, although ice is sure to be a major problem again as temperatures tumble to MINUS 5°C overnight with the possibility of more flooding to follow early next week.

Saturday's weather warnings cover most of Northamptonshire

Chief Meteorologist Steven Ramsdale said: “A milder air mass will move eastwards across the UK early tomorrow. But when this warmer, more moist air encounters the cold air situated over eastern parts of the UK snow is likely to fall.

"Whilst the high ground in the north is likely to see the largest accumulations some snow is likely to fall to low levels at times. In fact, parts of east England and East Anglia look most at risk of seeing 5-10cms possibly in places.

“The milder air will eventually win out with the initial snow gradually turning to rain. This may also bring some flooding issues following recent wet weather and with snow then melting – though the snow looks to be the greater hazard.”

The yellow snow alert runs from 3am on Saturday morning until 8pm and covers most of the south-east corner of Northamptonshire.

A second warning for snow and ice is also in force from midnight to 6pm taking in the north and central parts of the county .

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