Yellow warning for snow in Lincoln tonight

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for snow across parts of Lincolnshire, including Lincoln, from Tuesday, January 20.

The ‘yellow’ warning (advising awareness) is in place from 4pm until 12 noon on Wednesday, and predicts snow during the afternoon and evening, with temperatures dropping to 0°C.

The Met Office warns that snow accumulations of 3-8 cm are likely in places, but snow would ease gradually through Wednesday morning.

The Chief Forecaster’s assessment at the time of writing is:

“A complex frontal system is running into the UK from the west and is coming up against a stagnant cold airmass on its forward flank over central and eastern areas.

“Rain arriving in westernmost areas will readily turn to snow as it comes inland later on Tuesday, spreading into Wales along with central and northern England overnight. The snow is likely to accumulate easily, given the cold ground surfaces.

“Details remain uncertain regarding the extent and amount of snowfall, in particular the northward extent of snowfall into northern England (indeed some areas may miss the snow altogether).

“Therefore it is likely that this warning will be updated in the light of new information and may be upgraded to Amber should confidence increase sufficiently.”