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The band of snow across Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire and Greater Manchester has proved more resilient than expected but, the odd heavier interlude of snow remains a possibility over the next few hours.

A few pockets of light snow may push up into Lancashire and Cumbria later and overnight.

Accumulations typically up to around 5cm are possible at low levels, especially within Cheshire and Merseyside but the higher Pennine areas of Greater Manchester and Cheshire could catch rather more and at higher levels there is a risk of the snow drifting where the wind is that bit stronger.

Some disruption to transport may result due to the snow but of perhaps more concern will be iciness over the weekend with the snow reluctant to thaw due to the continuing low temperatures.

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