SNOW and ice looks set to hit Worcestershire this week as temperatures plunge.

The Met Office has issued a ‘Yellow Warning’ for the next two days, with temperatures dropping possibly to as low as -4C.

Freezing rain is expected to turn to snow tomorrow afternoon, which forecasters say will mostly affect hilly areas, then turn to ice. Some roads and railways will likely be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services. There is likely to be ice on some untreated road, with drivers asked to adjust their driving, plan their journey’s, and check latest weather forecasts.

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Jon Fraser from Worcestershire County Council Highways, tweeted “We are expecting some challenging weather conditions across the county this week, with snow likely on Tuesday and Thursday.

“Our gritters will be out and we will be continually monitoring road conditions and the latest Met Office information to respond accordingly."

The forecast for tomorrow is for sleet showers to arrive at 3pm before heavy snow begins falling around 6pm, when temperatures drop sharply below freezing later in the evening.