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Weather: Weekend outlook

Low pressure in charge all the way through until Monday. Cold air over Scandinavia could migrate further west from Tuesday Photo:

There are signs that our coldest spell so far this season might be on it's way for the middle of next week. It doesn't look like staying around all that long but will bring colder temperatures and maybe the risk of snow showers, especially for eastern areas.

In the meantime low pressure brings our weather in from the west - the familiar mix of sunshine and showers followed by wet and windy spells.

Here's the weekend detail.....

FRIDAY NIGHT:

Persistent rain and hill fog will gradually clear by the early hours.

Turning drier after midnight but showers and stronger winds will begin to develop from the northwest, affecting Cumbria by dawn. Lows 3-5 °C.

SATURDAY:

Bright across southern areas to begin (Cheshire, Merseyside, Peak District) before heavy showers develop and push south through the day.

Showers will be blustery, sometimes heavy and may contain hail and thunder and fall wintry over higher ground. Windy from the west with highs just above the average at 8-9 °C, peaking early before dipping later in the afternoon.

SUNDAY:

Turning wet and windy through Sunday, rain turning to snow over higher ground initially.

Gales possible in the exposed west. Sunshine and showers will follow. Highs 6-7°C

OUTLOOK:

Another showery day on Monday, showers merging to longer spells of rain in places. Remaining breezy and wintry over hills.

By Tuesday winds start to move in from an easterly quarter. Colder and clearer.

Higher risk of widespread frosts, patchy ice and struggling temperatures by day Tuesday into Wednesday.