Kent weather: Up to 3cm of snow could fall in eastern and central parts of the county TONIGHT

PUBLISHED: 08:52 10 February 2017 | UPDATED: 12:14 10 February 2017

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A Level 3 cold alert is in place until Monday and snow is forecast between 6pm Friday and 10am Saturday

A weather warning has been issued for parts of Kent overnight and into tomorrow (Saturday) as a band of snow showers could hit the start of the weekend.

The yellow warning - which means there’s a ‘medium likelihood of low impacts’ - is in force from 6pm tonight (Friday) until 10am on Saturday.

The areas affected could be parts of Kent and East Sussex.

If we do see the white stuff, it is thought we could see up to three centimetres fall - although many areas may seen none at all.

According to Kent highways chiefs who are monitoring the situation for any possible road problems: “It will be rather cloudy today with isolated light drizzle or snow flurries in places but a few sunny spells may develop during the afternoon.

“As winds converge showers are expected to develop in a line across Kent, and possibly East Sussex, this evening. The showers will fall as snow across most places with the potential for accumulations more especially, but not exclusively, across central and eastern areas of each county. We could locally see 2-3 cm of snow although some places in the warning area may see very little, if anything at all.

“Showers look like continuing through Saturday but the air becomes a little less cold and many of the showers will gradually turn to rain or sleet especially at lower levels. Any accumulations are expected to melt during Saturday. Although the air is slightly less cold during Saturday it will still feel cold in a gradually increasing north-easterly wind.”

It warns fruther snow and sleet showers could extend into Saturday night and Sunday but limited - if any - accumulations are epxected.

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