More weather warnings as rain, sleet and wind continues to batter Northamptonshire

Deluge set to carry on until 9pm with a risk of snow — and watch out for icy roads in the morning

Friday, 4th December 2020, 2:39 pm
Updated Friday, 4th December 2020, 2:44 pm

A second weather warning has been issued for rain and snow in parts of Northamptonshire until 9pm on Friday.

Met Office experts are predicting a band of wintry weather continuing to sweep across parts of central, northern and eastern England.

And another warning for ice is in force as temperatures get ready to tumble overnight.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Neil Armstrong, said: "A mixture of rain, sleet, and snow will remain slow moving over the next few hours, causing tricky driving conditions

"The area of precipitation currently across the region is expected to be slow moving, with snow falling across higher routes, above 300m, and potential for heavier bursts to bring temporary lying snow down to around 100m above sea level.

"Accumulations are not expected to amount to more than a a few centimetres, and will often be transient.

"As the precipitation eases later today, and warm air becomes increasingly mixed in, any wintry element will eventually become confined to the highest ground this evening, where impacts are less likely.

Met Office warnings are in force for most of Northamptonshire up until tomorrow morning

"Icy patches are expected to form overnight as cloud is expected to clear this evening and overnight allowing temperatures to fall close to freezing."

The latest warning was issued at 1.33pm and covers most of the county.

Northamptonshire Highways gritting team will hit the roads from around 8pm. although they always warn: "Never assume a road has been gritted and drive according to conditions."

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