Heavy rain and high winds on the way

WE are in for a decidedly miserable weekend with heavy rain and high winds likely to cause more flooding woes and problems on the road.

But unlike some other areas of the country it does not look likely people in Worcestershire will have a chance to make a snowman.

Paul Michaelwaite from netweather.tv said it was “not likely” the area would see snow.

“There may be a little bit on the hills, but that’s all,” he said. “It’s mostly going to be wind and rain.”

He said temperatures were likely to increase over the next few days, but the weekend would be decidedly miserable with heavy rain and high winds.

“It’s going to be about five to seven degrees but the wind and rain will make it feel colder,” he said.

“From Friday morning we will see winds of between 40 and 50 mph. The weather’s going to turn pretty wintery with lots of rain and there may be some ice around as well.

“The weekend will see long spells of rain and strong winds. Saturday will be the worst and we may see some patches of sun on Sunday.”

Worcestershire County Council’s gritting teams were out and about throughout the county last night, with the combination of cold weather and surface water causing risk of black ice.

The Environment Agency also issued a flood warning for the River Severn in Diglis, where levels could reach a peak of 4.7 metres on Saturday.

For the latest on flooding and road closures throughout Worcestershire keep checking the Advertiser website.

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