By Gary Smee Wednesday 16 January 2013 Updated: 18/01 13:09
SEVERE weather alerts have been issued for Worcestershire, with Bromsgrove and the rest of the county bracing itself for almost a foot of snow and temperatures of minus ten degrees Celsius this weekend.
An amber warning for heavy snow in the area was put out by the Met Office this morning warning up to 25cm could fall on higher ground on Friday (January 18).
Even at low levels 15cm is expected with the potential for major disruption to the transport and the road network.
A spokesman from the Met Office said a weather front with lots of moisture moving in from the Atlantic would clash with the cold air currently sitting over the country resulting in heavy snowfall.
The first flakes are expected to fall on Thursday night with the heaviest flurries between 6am and 3pm on Friday.
The weekend should be drier with some snow showers, but forecasters say there could be even more snow on Sunday night and into Monday.
Temperatures are unlikely to get above freezing during the day and drop to minus six in built up areas overnight and even colder in rural parts.
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