The Met Office has issued a weather warning for parts of Herefordshire. The warning is valid from this evening through to Friday morning and warns of icy stretches on roads and pavements due to rain, sleet and snow.

The Met Office warning states:

The warning has been updated to make this a dual snow/ice warning with the area extended southwards across more of central and southwest England. The warning end time has also been delayed until the end of Friday.

Showers, a mixture of rain sleet and snow, are expected to fall onto frozen surfaces leading to icy stretches forming. In addition, a more persistent spell of rain and hill snow is likely to move south across northern England and north Wales during Thursday evening and night. This then gradually moving into parts of central and southwest England and southeast Wales on Friday. Whilst ice is expected to be the most widespread hazard, snow is likely in places too. Snow is most likely to fall over The Pennines, North York Moors and the high ground of Wales and southwest England, with 2-5 cm possible here. Elsewhere, whilst some snowfall is possible, accumulations are likely to be slight and temporary. Freezing fog patches are also likely to persist and may prove an additional hazard with areas of visibility less than 100 m at times.

The Met Office forecast for The Midlands says:

Tonight:

Outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow begin to move in from the north overnight, becoming heavier into the early hours. Widespread frost expected, turning icy in places. Minimum temperature -4 ¬įC.

Friday:

Some outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow linger for a time but begin to die out into the afternoon, clearing by the night. Remaining cold, and icy in the morning. Maximum temperature 3 ¬įC.