Snow and sleet showers fading out

EARLY snow showers across Suffolk this morning will fade out throughout the day turning to rain by the afternoon, forecasters said.

EARLY snow showers across Suffolk this morning will fade out throughout the day turning to rain by the afternoon, forecasters said.

Snow and sleet fell on parts of the county as people started making their way to work this morning.

But Phil Garner, forecaster at Norwich-based Weatherquest said over the weekend there is a chance of more isolated snowy weather but it is unlikely to settle.

Overnight temperatures stayed warmer than in recent days with the lowest temperature recorded at -1C.

This morning isolated snow showers are causing some heavy traffic build up on the A12 at Capel St Mary and on parts of the A14.

Mr Garner said: “It will be a misty, murky morning and the snow will turn to rain later on

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“The showers will be confined to western parts of the county later on.

“It will be a slow process of improving weather through today staying rather cloudy with the rain turning more showery with brighter spells.”

With temperatures dropping overnight and moisture on the roads Mr Garner also warned of possible icy conditions on the roads early tomorrow morning.

He added that the weekend would remain cold and cloudy with daytime temperatures at about 5C and the chance of the odd snowy shower.

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