Snow is unlikely for Suffolk, but ‘freezing rain’ could lead to icy roads

Prepare for a cold, wet, windy day Picture: PHIL MORLEY

Prepare for a cold, wet, windy day Picture: PHIL MORLEY - Credit: Archant

Drivers are warned of possible treacherous road conditions this evening as “freezing rain” could turn roads icy.

The weather forecast today predicts a cold, cloudy, windy day, with rain in the late afternoon and throughout the evening.

Chris Bell, a forecaster with Weatherquest, said the chance of snow is unlikely for Suffolk, but we could see a “phenomenon” called freezing rain if temperatures are 0C as the rain arrives around 3pm through to 5/6pm.

This could lead to icy conditions on the roads, but Mr Bell said this is more of a risk for western parts of Suffolk than the east.

During the day expect a top temperature of 2C, but this is set to rise to 4/5C from midnight tonight.

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Tomorrow is set to start off with sunshine and be dry during the day, with highs of 4-6C.

Mr Bell believes it will turn colder in the afternoon with showers in the evening.

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Temperatures are not expected to be below freezing overnight on Sunday, but there could be ground frost in the morning.

06:44 GMT: Bury St Edmunds forecast for the next few hours: Fairly fine, snow showers later. Current Temp: 1.0 deg C

#Ipswich 28°c with broken clouds, you can expect rain starting later this evening with highs of 30°c

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