Temperatures are expected to plummet in Preston and the surrounding are from 6pm.Advertisement
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy showers – which are expected to turn into ice and snow throughout Sunday night.
Preston is expected to see temperatures fall to barely above freezing during Sunday.
Snow is mainly expected on higher ground but the public are advised to be aware of tricky travel conditions generally and possible distruption to public transport.
The chief forecaster said: “A cold westerly flow, originally sourced from Canada, brings a mix of sleet, snow and hail showers later on Sunday and overnight. Once we lose the effects of daytime sunshine, snow will start to accumulate more widely, and along with ice may present some problems, in particular for road travel on Monday morning. This seems most likely for parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and cross Pennine routes.
“Problems should reduce steadily further into Monday morning, as the March sunshine gets to work on melting the snow, although taking until mid to late morning across upland parts of Scotland.”