Warnings of snow, blizzards, ice and strong winds for South Yorkshire

Snow on Thorne Road.

Snow on Thorne Road.

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Weather warnings for snow, strong winds, ice and blizzards have been issued for our region.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of snow and ice for Eastern England for the rest of today and tomorrow.

Snow and strong winds will affect parts of northern and then eastern Britain later on Saturday and into Sunday.

At lower levels, there will be a mix of rain, sleet and snow, though snow accumulations of 2-5 cm are possible in places, mainly inland above 150 m. Northerly winds gusting 60-70 mph will give rise to drifting snow and blizzard conditions. Conditions will improve slowly overnight, but further snow showers are likely, even on low ground.

Other eastern areas will see occasional snow showers on Saturday before more persistent rain, sleet and snow spreads southwards overnight, with potential for 2-3 cm of snow at low levels, and 5-10 cm over northern hills where again blizzard conditions are possible.

Icy patches are likely throughout the warning area.

The conditions are expected to continue into Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday.