SNOW ALERT: Warning for 'disruptive' weather issued for South Yorkshire

A Met Office Yellow Warning for snow for South Yorkshire has today been issued.

Tuesday, 16th February 2016, 11:29 am
Updated Tuesday, 16th February 2016, 11:30 am
A Met Office Yellow Warning for snow has been issued

Snow is set to fall across the region tonight and into tomorrow, with the worst of the weather on higher ground.

However, small accumulations of snow are also expected at lower levels.

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The warning states: "Outbreaks of rain are likely to turn to sleet or snow in places later on Tuesday night and during Wednesday morning, giving local accumulations.

"This will be primarily, but not exclusively, over the higher ground where 2 to 6 cm may accumulate, although parts of the warning area may escape.

"At lower elevations, a slushy cover of up to a centimetre or so is possible.

"Please be aware of the potential for some difficult driving conditions overnight and into the Wednesday morning rush hour."

The Met Office's chief forecaster said: "The active frontal system which brings rain on Tuesday will increasingly come into contact with colder air, with the likelihood that it will start to turn to sleet or snow in places early on Wednesday.

"The situation is finely balanced, and the precipitation may remain as rain over parts of the area. This warning is likely to be updated."