Met Office experts say Northamptonshire will avoid a repeat of Sunday's snowfall — but warn even more wintry weather is heading our way.
A yellow weather alert has been cancelled for tomorrow as forecasters predict a band of snow is now likely to stay over the Welsh hills and West Midlands.
It will still be bitterly cold, though, with an easterly wind making it feel like MINUS 5° outside.
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But a fresh warning for snow and ice for a 48-hour period from late Monday through to Wednesday night — and BBC forecaster Stav Danaos summed it up by saying: "Tuesday looks like being a bit of an atrocious day."
A Met Office spokesman said: "A band of rain, locally heavy in places, is likely to push slowly northeast across Wales and England late Monday.
"As this rain comes into contact with cold air in place, it is likely to readily turn to snow across parts of the Midlands. Up to four centimetres of snow is quite likely away from coasts with up to 10cms possible on higher ground.
"As well as snow, a period of freezing rain is possible for parts of east Wales and the West and South Midlands."
And there looks to be no let up with a spell of even colder weather predicted for next weekend.
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