Severe weather warning issued for the North West

The Met Office has this morning issued a severe weather warning for rain and snow on Saturday.

Thursday, 10th December 2015, 3:01 pm
The Met Office weather warning

A band of heavy rain moving across the region on Saturday is likely to turn to snow, especially over higher ground.

The warning states: "Rain is likely to spread from the southwest during Saturday.

"There is a low likelihood of this being sufficiently heavy and prolonged as to lead to some flooding of properties and parts of communities, as well as some travel disruption.

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"However, any impacts are not expected to be as widespread or severe as those observed last weekend.

"In addition, there is also the potential for the rain to turn to snow and accumulate - mostly likely, but not exclusively, on high ground. Much uncertainty surrounds Saturday's weather, but there is the potential for disruption from both rain and snow. "

This alert will be kept under review and updated as necessary."