A yellow weather warning for snow and ice has been issued for Cambridge tomorrow (December 28).
The Met Office says that “widespread ice” and snow is expected from midnight until 6pm on Monday.
The weather warning was issued this morning (December 27) and affects large parts of the country, including Cambridge and areas to the west of the city like Huntingdon and St Neots.
“Rain may turn to snow,” the description reads, which – combined with ice – “will lead to the potential for some disruption to travel and utilities.”
The Met Office cautions that some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services.
People should take care outside as icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths could lead to accidents. Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces could occur.
The chance of precipitation is at 10% for most of the day in Cambridge – so it’s no sure thing that snow will arrive.
However Monday’s forecast for the East of England also states that there is a risk of snow to low-lying areas.
The wider forecast states: “An area of rain is likely to move south through Sunday night and Monday across parts of England and Wales.
“There is the potential for this to turn to snow for a time.
“There is a lot of uncertainty in where snow develops with some areas seeing little or no accumulations.
“However, there is a very low likelihood of 1-3 cm, and locally 5-10 cm falling in a few places, particularly over higher ground of Wales above 200 metres.
“As well as snow, widespread ice may also be an issue, especially where treatment has been washed off road surfaces.”
The BBC weather forecast for Cambridge tomorrow says that sleet or wet snow showers are possible, most likely around 10am.