Here's some shots of the all-too-brief flurry of snow we enjoyed today in Preston:
The weather in Preston was a mixed bag today, as forecasters predicted a mixture of light and heavy rain But alongside below-freezing temperatures and icy conditions, there was sleet and snow. Three-year-old Summer Rose Adams Balshaw catching snowflakes during the snowfall in Preston This afternoon will see rain continue, with sleet set to hit between 1pm and 2pm, and the temperature will begin to dip after 3pm. This evening will become quickly dark, with the temperature dipping to 1C by 6pm. Sleet is set to hit between 7pm and 8pm, with snow then forecast between 10pm and 11pm. Light snow will then return in the very early hours of Tuesday morning, with an overnight temperature of -3C. Wednesday will see sunny spells throughout the day, but temperatures will remain cool, with a peak of 2C and a minimum temperature of -3C Looking further ahead, the Met Office UK outlook for Saturday 26 Jan to Monday 4 Feb said: Changeable on Saturday with rain and hill snow clearing southeastwards" That should leave a brighter and showery picture for the remainder of the weekend. Showers will be of a wintry mix with snow possible at lower levels, particularly in the north and it will be windy with coastal gales probable in the north and west. Thereafter, the final few days of January and early February are likely to remain rather unsettled with brisk winds, outbreaks of rain and hill snow, as well as some showery interludes in between.