Weekend weather: Signs of spring?

Snowdrops can be seen at Kelmarsh Hall this weekend
Snowdrops can be seen at Kelmarsh Hall this weekend

Will the weather be a walk in the park this weekend?

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

Saturday: It will be a cold and frosty start with some icy surfaces around but it should then be a mostly dry day with plenty of sunshine around making for a splendid day for the snowdrop walks.

Some cloud will bubble up, perhaps bringing the odd shower by the afternoon but most places should miss these and stay dry.

Maximum temperature: 7°C (45°F) in a moderate west/northwest wind which will make it feel colder.

Saturday night: A clear and cold night will allow temperatures to drop down to minimums of between 0°C (32°F) and -3°C (27°F) with a widespread frost forming.

Sunday: It will be a fine and cold start to Sunday with frost lifting.

Many places will then see a bright morning with some sunshine, but cloud will tend to increase as we go through the day with rain arriving by the evening.

Temperatures will pick up to highs of 6°C or 7°C (43-45°F) but the south-westerly wind will be freshening up.

Next week: Rather changeable with rain or showers at times interspersed by colder and brighter spells.