Snow to continue falling overnight

TODAY'S intermittent snow flurries dusting the county are predicted to continue throughout the evening.But weather experts have said it is likely to be the last we see of the white stuff during the current cold spell.

TODAY'S intermittent snow flurries dusting the county are predicted to continue throughout the evening.

But weather experts have said it is likely to be the last we see of the white stuff during the current cold spell.

The snow showers today are not expected to be as heavy as those which closed schools and prompted traffic chaos at the beginning of the year.

A spokesman for Suffolk County Council said there were not expected to be any school closures as a result of the snow either today or tomorrow.

Temperatures today were predicted to reach about 3C.

Chris Bell, a forecaster at Norwich-based Weatherquest, said temperatures overnight could plummet as low as -4 in some western parts.

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Throughout today the mercury is expected to hover around the freezing mark with the heaviest snow showers falling in eastern areas of Suffolk.

'Overnight we will start to see the snow showers become more confined to the coast and they will start to slip south into Essex and Kent.

'It will be very cold with clear skies so there is a danger of icy roads tomorrow morning.'

Although it is likely to be the end of the snow showers, it will stay cold into the weekend.

Mr Bell said daytime temperatures will only reach about 5C and overnight they will dip below freezing again.

An area of high pressure over western parts of the UK and Ireland will stave off any wet weather but it will be cloudy, cold and dull for the rest of the week.

Heavier, more regular snow showers brought deeper-lying snow in areas of Kent this afternoon.

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