Scattering of snow on the cards for Sheffield

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Sheffield may wake up to another scattering of snow tomorrow morning as freezing temperatures and wintry weather continue.

Wintry showers and snow are expected to hit the city later on this evening, with heavier snow forecast overnight.

Sheffield is within the Met Office yellow weather warning area valid from 8am this morning until midnight tomorrow.

Today is expected to start off relatively warm, with the mercury hitting 8-9C by 9am. However, it is not expected to last and after that it will drop to around 2-3C.

Met Office spokesman Nicola Maxey said: “The temperature drops off as we go through today and there’s a chance we will see some rain, although there could be some sunshine spotted through breaks in the cloud.

“It’s not until later on as we get into the evening that we get the chance of some wintry showers or snow.”
Temperatures are set to drop to around freezing in the city centre, with the surrounding rural areas perhaps plummeting into minus figures.

Nicola said: “There’s a chance we could see some light snow throughout the night, getting heavier as we go through tomorrow morning.

“There could be some snow through rush hour tomorrow morning but by mid-morning it should start clearing up.”

Temperatures are not expected to get much warmer than 2-3C.

The yellow warning means the public should be aware of the potential for disruption to their travel arrangements.

Towards the end of the week and into the weekend, forecasters are predicting that winds will move to a more northerly direction, meaning temperatures will feel much cooler.

A Sheffield Council spokesman has said the council will continue to monitor the weather situation in case gritting is needed following the bitter forecast.

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