We begin spring with a taste of winter. More snow is forecast over the next few days for The Midlands. The Met Office has issued an Amber Alert for northern counties that will see the heaviest of the snowfall. 30cm is possible on higher ground of the Peak District and Staffordshire Moorlands with 5-10cm on lower levels. It will also be very windy which will make driving conditions particularly nasty with blizzard-like conditions.
The snow will arrive tonight as a band of rain currently heading our way from the South-West collides with the colder air in our region and readily turns to snow. As previously mentioned it is northern areas that will see most of the snow, anywhere from Birmingham northwards. It will be windy too and feel bitterly cold with temperatures freezing or below.
Tomorrow many if us will wake up to snow on the ground and more will fall through the day. Further south it will be more of a rain and sleet mix on and off through the day. Further north it will mainly fall as snow. Once again it will be windy and temperatures will hover around freezing. However add in the wind chill and it will feel more like -5c.
The rain band will stall across northern Britain before heading further south once again on Friday night and Saturday. All of us could see more significant snowfall.
The snow will continue on Saturday before it turns drier for Sunday. However it will remain windy and icy cold.