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Any more snow in the forecast this week?

Lakeland Hills from Morecambe, Tuesday 19th November Photo:

It was the first snowfall of the season for some higher parts of the region overnight on Monday 18th November.

After a cold start in many areas on Tuesday clear conditions developed, leaving a beautiful start in the northwest of a morning moon, plenty of blue sky and (for a selected few living in West Lancashire and Cumbria) a little bit of the white stuff!

Moon over a snow capped Higher Withens Hill from Rossendale MATTHEW HUGO

The rest of the week remains cold.

A temporary warmer but wetter spell will move south overnight into Wednesday. This could initially bring snow over the hills of Lancashire and Cumbria before turning back to quite heavy rain for a time overnight, accompanied by strong winds. Gusts to 50mph by dawn.

A dusting on the rooftops over clear skies in Cliviger KEVIN ROBINSON

On Wednesday blustery winds will remain with a mixture of sunshine and showers. Most of the showers will fall as rain but could turn to sleet and snow for a time (more likely for The Pennines and The Peak District).

As the cold air digs in again from the north by Wednesday night, showers could fall wintry over the Lancashire Pennines and Cumbrian Fells. Icy patches are possible as temperatures tumble.

Thursday and Friday look mainly dry and bright with a good deal of shelter from a cold northeast wind courtesy of The Pennines. There's a chance of a few showers.

Nights will remain cold with the risk of frost and ice.