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Patchy frost & ice overnight. Patchy rain Friday

Spike Island, Widnes RICHARD BAYLEY Photo:

A cold start to Friday with the some patchy rain moving across the region, but it's far less dramatic than the weather we've had recently and conditions are looking a little more positive (and seasonal!) as we head into the weekend.A quieter spell is upon us as we head into Saturday- which looks like the best day of the weekend at this stage. A ridge of high pressure will build bringing drier, clearer and colder conditions for a time.

  • THURSDAY NIGHT

A few showers may linger for a time during Thursday evening but should then fade to leave a dry night. Temperatures will dip under clear spells, allowing some patchy frost to form inland. An odd ice and mist patch cannot be ruled out with winds becoming lighter. Temperatures hovering around freezing. 0 °C.

A spell of patchy rain will move through on Friday. Feeling cold and damp
  • FRIDAY

After a cold but bright start high cloud will build from the west during the morning, bringing outbreaks of rain to western fringes by midday. The rain will be mainly light to moderate and patchy in nature as it spreads eastwards during the afternoon. Westerly breeze. Highs 6-8 °C.

  • WEEKEND

Dry and generally sunny on Saturday. Turning colder, especially overnight with frost and perhaps patchy fog.

Bright to start Sunday, again cold and frosty, before rain spreads east later on.

Cold and clear start to the weekend with the risk of overnight frost & fog. Rain later on Sunday
  • OUTLOOK

Next week is still a long way off but there is a hint that colder, more seasonal weather will continue to develop. Temperatures will dip further and we'll see a mixture of sunshine and showers with overnight frost and fog.

How cold - and how this will influence anything wet turning wintry - is too difficult to say at this stage, but after the mild, wet and windy weather of the past month it will definitely feel a little more like Winter.