Further wintry showers will continue through the remainder of today across Western Scotland, Northern Ireland, highland Wales and northern parts of NW England, further slight accumulations are possible of 2-5cm on high ground with some places to lower levels getting a dusting. Elsewhere for central and eastern areas, a dry but cold day in store with further slight gusts of wind – 20/30mph possible. There’s considerable uncertainty in tomorrow’s forecast, some weather models suggest an area of precipitation will stay much further south, only really affecting the Midlands, and as a result only producing rain.
However, some weather models show the area of precipitation heading further northwards through tomorrow AM and early PM, into the central and northern Midlands, Northern England, North Wales & Northern Ireland, consequently producing a spell of light to moderate snow with slight accumulations of 1-2cm to lower levels, risk maps below.. with more significant 5-10cm above 250m. Again the risk of this at the moment is no more than 60%.
Things then calm down tomorrow evening with patchy residual outbreaks of light sleet or snow for more central and eastern England, these not expected to cause any significant problems. Shower activity will also peter out, leaving most of us in a cold clear night into Sunday, with a risk of ice after any showers during the day, a clear day to start Sunday with a widespread frost.
Early on Sunday, there’s an increasing risk of heavy rain for SW England, Ireland, central and southern England, however patchy outbreaks of snow are possible from the north midlands northwards: into Northern England and Scotland, some slight accumulations are possible through Sunday AM across low levels however a more significant 3-7cm of snow is possible on high ground. Conditions will turn milder from the west later on Sunday, and the less-cold theme will continue into next week.