A strong weekend storm arrives

Posted March 10, 2019

Huge stretches of England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be battered by unsafe winds, snow and ice tomorrow, the Met Office warned. It will turn quite windy from Saturday evening into Sunday with some wind gusts over 40 miles per hour, especially Sunday morning.

There will be poor visibility, with slippery and icy conditions at times. No rain or snow is expected during the day Saturday, and temperatures will be in the low 40s and mid-30s.

"These strong northwesterly winds will extend to Wales and much of England on Wednesday where a yellow warning for wind has also been issued", added the Met Office.

Snow, rain and freezing rain was spreading across the state this morning, and is expected to arrive in the Twin Cities about midday. Temperatures will drop into the 20s statewide by early morning Sunday.

A blustery West or South West wind will give strong or gale force gusts in exposed areas and the more squally showers.

It followed heavy snow across the north of England and Scotland overnight, with temperatures dropping severely. This evening, rain will spread northeastwards over the province. East wind 5 to 10 miles per hour becoming light in the afternoon. "Damaging wind gusts and isolated tornadoes appear to be the main concern at this time in addition to a quick 1-2" of rain.

On Sunday night wintry showers will gradually become more isolated and become confined to the west and north overnight.

"Top temperatures will reach 7 to 10 degrees in a freshening southerly breeze".

Today: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. The high for Sunday will be near 6 C.

South Devon will be bright but cold at the weekend with winds again gusting between 50mph and 60mph on Sunday. The storm could cause potentially risky conditions, especially for those traveling.