Shropshire Star

Weather update: More rain and cold temperatures on the way - and some snow

Bad news if you were hoping the cold snap was almost over.

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Snow in Rushbury, Shropshire on December 3, 2023 (Photo: Peter Steggles).

It's going to be a wet day for most today and it's going to continue to be chilly with some snow possible in parts of the region, according to the Met Office's latest update.

You can expect rain in most parts of the West Midlands and Shropshire - probably heaviest in the south of the region, but there's a flood warning in place for Illey Brook at Halesowen.

The Met Office say some snow is likely over the Shropshire hills. It'll feel cold with icy patches possible. It'll also be a cold, icy day with maximum temperatures reaching 5C (41F).

The weather will remain unpleasantly damp this evening and overnight "with further periods of rain and drizzle, perhaps still falling as snow over some hills."

It'll also turn icy and quite foggy over higher ground. With minimum temperatures set around the 0C (32F) mark, it's definitely worth being extra careful on the roads.

Tuesday will see more showers according to the Met Office, but it'll turn drier throughout the day and remain cloudy.

While the winds will ease off a little, the maximum temperature will be 6C (43F) so it's going to remain cold.

The outlook for Wednesday to Friday is similar.

The Met office says: "Frost and patchy freezing fog clearing on Wednesday, then generally bright.

"Rain is likely by the evening, possibly preceded by hill snow. Milder, wetter and windier to end the week."

Meanwhile, drivers have been warned they face “very treacherous icy conditions” in parts of the country on Monday after another night of sub-zero temperatures.

Overnight temperatures, which dipped to around or below freezing in many of the affected areas, were expected to cause icy patches on untreated surfaces due to thawed snow refreezing.

RAC Breakdown spokesperson Simon Williams said parts of the country could be facing an “ice rink Monday as snow refreezes overnight”.

He said: “We’re expecting some very treacherous icy conditions in northern parts, so those who have to drive should exercise great caution. If it’s possible to delay or even abandon journeys that may well be the best option.

“Those who decide to drive should leave extra space behind the vehicle in front, reduce their speeds to give plenty of time to stop.

“Before setting out, it’s important to allow more time to de-ice and de-mist vehicles thoroughly.”