Snow and ice in Bristol: the latest weather forecast
Snow and ice is likely to be replaced by heavy rain in the South West later this week, as the big freeze finally begins to thaw.
Bristol has endured almost one week of snow, having awoken to a thick blanket of the white stuff last Friday. Travel chaos ensued, and many unable to get to work were forced to take a snow day.
A flurry was seen as recently as yesterday, and only today has the snow and ice truly begun to thaw.
While a yellow weather warning of ice remains in place until midday today, a sunny afternoon is on the cards. Temperatures could reach highs of 2C, and a clear night is forecast.
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But while the thaw will most likely be welcomed, a combination of rain and snow melt could lead to localised minor surface water and river flooding.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning of rain on both Friday and Sunday.
The public should be braced for localised flooding of low lying fields, recreational land and car parks, as well as a small number of homes and businesses.
The Met Office also warns of wet road surfaces, local travel disruption and longer journey times. Motorists are urged to drive according to the conditions encountered.
The first yellow rain warning is in place between 3am and midnight on Friday. Heavy rain is forecast from around 6pm, due to subside at around midnight.
Further downpours are predicted at around 9am on Saturday, and Bristol will most likely see showers throughout the day.
Temperatures could reach highs of 7C, and should fall no lower than 4C.
Heavy rain is likely on Saturday night, with a yellow warning of rain coming into force at 3am. Sunday will be rainy with sunny intervals, and temperatures should range between 5C and 7C.
Monday is set to be dry and sunny, but light showers may make an appearance in the evening.
BBC Points West weatherman Ian Fergusson has underlined the flood risk posed to the South West over the coming days.
On social networking site Twitter, the weatherman said: "Lying snow over uplands probably still mostly in-situ by Sat AM but Sunday's thaw & 20+mm rain means local flooding is possible...".
He later added: "Current prognosis into nxt 10 days continues with broadly less cold & often unsettled weather. Frost becoming more likely later".
Bristol could see sleet tomorrow afternoon, the Met Office has said.
According to its latest forecast, sleet could fall across parts of the city from around 3pm to 6pm, most likely followed by heavy rain.
Wind gusts of up to 39mph are also on the cards tomorrow afternoon and into the evening.
A yellow weather warning of snow has been issued for Bristol tomorrow.
The warning, which urges the public to "be aware" of snow lying on roads and pavements, has been issued between 9am tomorrow and 6am on Sunday.
The warning has been issued alongside a yellow warning of rain already in place. The rain warning comes into effect between 3pm and midnight tomorrow.
Temperatures are set to climb in Bristol tomorrow, reaching highs of 5C. But the Met Office warns it could feel much colder - as low as -5C.
Bristol could see hail showers tomorrow evening, the Met Office has said.
Ahead of heavy showers at around 9pm, hail could hit the city from around 6pm.
Temperatures could feel as low as -2C, and wind gusts could reach 37mph.