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When is it going to snow and how long for?

The 'Beast from the East' caused heavy snow in parts of Lincolnshire last year. Credit: PA

Up to 3cm of snow could fall in parts of the region tonight as a yellow weather warning is put in place.

Flurries of snow have already fallen in parts of Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, with more on the way.

Currently, the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice, which expires at 10am tomorrow (Fri). Up until then, we can expect sleet and snow showers with temperatures dropping to a chilly -5 degrees overnight.

It's not expected to snow in the West Midlands until later on in the week, but it is going to stay cold with overnight lows of -5 degrees.

Nicola Maxey, who works for the Met Office, said this marks the first cold spell of the year. She said: "What we have had is a band of showers that have amalgamated, and that has brought a bit of heavier snow for a short period.

"That band will move south throughout the day, bringing some heavier showers, and we are looking at accumulations of maybe 1cm-3cm - but short-lived. So it is not going to hang around for a long time."

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