WEATHER: Yellow warning of snow for Lincolnshire on Saturday

One of Lincolnshire County Council's gritting team.
One of Lincolnshire County Council's gritting team.

A yellow weather warning has been issued for the East Midlands for Saturday by the Met Office, with outbreaks of snow expected.

Though central and eastern Lincolnshire has so far avoided the snowfall and flooding which has blighted southern parts of the UK, sleet and snow is expected to fall from around 3am on Saturday morning.

Outbreaks of snow are expected through the night, giving ‘significant accumulations’ over the western hills and it will feel very cold due to brisk easterly winds.

On Saturday snow and strong winds will continue for many part, tending to become lighter and more intermittent later.

Scattered wintry flurries are forecast for Sunday and Monday, but it appears the brunt of the snow will fall on Saturday.

Will Lang, chief forecaster at the Met Office, said: “While it is not unusual to see snow in March, the cold weather we have seen has been quite prolonged.

“The next period of wintry weather has some uncertainty at this stage regarding where the worst of the snow will be so it is essential to watch for updates to severe weather warnings.

“As always, we are working with different agencies to help keep Britain on the move, and to keep people safe and well.

“However, people should be prepared for further disruption as we head through the next few days.”

Lincolnshire County Council’s gritting team have said they will be out in Lincolnshire from 2pm and 6pm with further gritting runs likely overnight.

Follow them on Twitter as well as Louth weather for the latest updates through the weekend.