The Met Office says there’s a good chance of snow hitting North Staffordshire again tomorrow – after families woke up to a winter wonderland this morning.
The forecaster is predicting snow will fall in Stoke-on-Trent and the Staffordshire Moorlands at around 7am on Tuesday (December 29) – with temperatures dropping to 0C or colder.
But exactly how much snow remains to be seen after council gritters were caught out today as forecasters predicted 1mm of snow instead of the three inches which fell across huge swathes of the county.
A yellow weather warning for snow and ice will come into force from 6pm today until 10am tomorrow (December 29).
Following that time, the risk of snow becomes very small.
A Met Office spokesman said: “Icy surfaces will develop with a little snow in places.”
This means families are being warned to expect:
- Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces;
- Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.
This is what the Met Office says: “Dry for most this evening, with the odd shower. Wintry showers will move into northern areas during the early hours, perhaps some settling snow over higher ground. Clear skies between any showers will bring frosts and icy patches. Minimum temperature -2 °C.
“On Tuesday scattered wintry showers may continue across the region through the morning. Becoming largely dry from midday, with some sunny spells during the afternoon. Cold, with further frosts likely overnight. Maximum temperature 5 °C.”
The chance of snow falling in North Staffordshire on December 28 and 29
A Staffordshire County Council spokesman said: “More freezing temperatures are forecast across Staffordshire tonight, and tomorrow morning could bring further snow.
“Our gritting crews will be heading out from early evening and into the night to treat all major and secondary routes in the county.”