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    Wintry spell to follow Storm Jake into UK

    By By Eric Leister, Meteorologist
    March 05, 2016, 12:32:00 AM EST

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    A wintry end to the week is in store for the United Kingdom in the wake of Wednesday's rain, snow and wind from Storm Jake.

    Low pressure will continue to spread rain from Northern Ireland to Wales and northern England into Friday with enough cold air for the rain to fall as snow near the Pennines and the higher elevations of Wales.

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    There will be 2-8 cm (1-3 inches) of snow in total. This includes in Manchester and the corridor from Sheffield to Leeds and Bradford, where roads can become covered and slippery in the heaviest snowfall.

    There can be local amounts up to 15 cm (6 inches) over the higher hills. Motorists traveling through the passes, including on the M62 motorway, will face treacherous conditions.

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    Chilly air following this storm will spread wintry showers across Scotland, the rest of northern England and northern Wales on Friday and Friday night. These wintry showers will continue into the weekend, while expanding across the rest of the U.K.


    The showers this weekend will be scattered in nature and less widespread on Sunday than Saturday. A brisk wind will blow on Saturday, making the air feel colder than actual temperatures.

    No significant settling of snow is expected from Friday night into the weekend; however, the higher terrain may receive the occasional fresh coating of snow.

    While there may be an odd snowflake in Greater London, rain showers will be the primary precipitation type this weekend.

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