Preston awoke to snow and sleet flurries on Thursday (8 March) as the ‘Pest from the West’ clipped the city.Advertisement
The Met Office had a yellow weather warning in place for snow and ice, but it was not due to hit the city – only other parts of Lancashire.
But Bamber Bridge and Penwortham in South Ribble saw a sprinkling of snow.
Yay snow! #Snowmageddon #Preston #waltonledale @blogpreston pic.twitter.com/nvQn34Sear
— Tracey Gorst (@gorsty1706) March 8, 2018
Lancashire Police are warning motorists of poor driving conditions in the sleet – with East Lancashire’s roads being affected.
Read more: How Preston looked in the snow when the ‘Beast from the East’ arrived
Here’s how the weather shapes up for the rest of the day
8am – Temperatures climb to two degrees and the rain and sleet continue, described as ‘wintry showers’
9am – The sleet begins to ease and we might see patches of sunshine
10am – It clouds over and there’s only a 20 per cent chance of more rain
11am – Temperatures reach five degrees, still overcast
12noon – Six degrees and the chance of more rain or showers falls away
1pm – Not much chance of rain on your lunch break
2pm – Still overcast and a high of seven degrees
3pm – Picking the kids up from school? You shouldn’t need an umbrella as there’s only a 13 per cent chance of rain
Read more: These are the schools closed on Thursday 8 March due to the snow
4pm – Still six degrees
5pm – Remains at six degrees and overcast
6pm – We might get a little glimmer of sunshine from behind the clouds
7pm – The sun will have set and temperatures fall to four degrees
8pm – Still four degrees and a very small chance of rain
9pm – Remains at four degrees
10pm – Temperatures fall to three degrees, and it’s a cloudy night
11pm – A four per cent chance of rain, as we head into Friday.