Heavy Snow, Thurs 17 Dec
There is a moderate risk of severe weather affecting Eastern parts of England. Rain showers will turn increasingly to snow, especially during the late afternoon and evening. Accumulations of up to 5cm are likely with perhaps 10cm over hills.
Now, those of you reading in places where it really does snow a lot can just stop laughing now. Remember, we don't often get snow. This is cause for dismay/excitement depending on your age.
My family and I are in the 'eeeeeeeeeeeeeee................' camp! We know where our snow suits and sled are and we are ready! (And will be really disappointed if it just rains.)
What makes it all the more exciting is that Friday is the last day of school here, and it is traditionally a 'toy day'. They spend the day playing games they have brought and enjoying themselves... that is after such a hard week of Christmas parties, Christmas worksheets, finishing off Christmas gifts and cards, singing Christmas songs and going to the school Christingle. So a snow day at the end of the week will be just the most exciting thing and a wonderful way to start the Christmas holidays.
And here's a picture from our last snow, back in February. Just to get us all in the mood.
So, how's the forecast where you are?