Weather forecasters are predicting snow could fall for more than 24 hours as Storm Darcy has arrived bringing cold temperatures and snowy weather.
A yellow weather warning is in place for our region meaning possible travel delays on roads stranding some vehicles and passengers as well as the risk that some rural communities could become cut off.
Residents are also urged to keep an eye on elderly residents and neighbours as the mercury falls below 0 degrees.
Snowy scenes could return to Melton over the next few days. Photo: NEMM/Library Photo.
Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Paul Gundersen, said: “The UK is in for a notably cold and snowy period over the next week, with very cold air in place over the whole of the UK by Sunday.
“Showers will see snow accumulating across eastern areas. Within the Amber warning area, more widespread snow is expected and we could see 5-10 cm of snow quite widely, with a chance that a few places could see 20 cm or more. With such severe weather around it’s important to keep up to date with the latest forecast.”
Snow is forecast to start around 6pm tonight (Sunday) and continue until 6am Wednesday morning according to the latest forecast from the Met Office.
Sunday's 'at a glance' forecast. Photo: Met Office.
Monday's forecast. Photo: Met Office.
Tuesday shows more snow. Photo: Met Office.
Severn Trent Water who provides water for thousands of homes across the area sent an email out to customers on Sunday morning.
The email warned of the dangers that cold weather can bring to your water supply.
It reads: "During the winter months the ground can freeze and thaw. This causes the ground around our pipes to move, which can increase leaks and bursts. And the cold could cause problems for your pipes too. The cold temperatures can cause the pipes in your home to freeze and burst if they’re not well insulated."
They urge customers to visit their website here for tips on avoiding frozen pipes and to know what to do in an emergency.
Of course with weather it's hard to predict and could change at the last minute however it's best to be prepared. We'll keep our social media updated as things change. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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