HUDDERSFIELD looks set to be hit by a real taste of winter.
There is likely to be sleet and snow and below freezing conditions overnight and more wet and windy weather.
Early today a band of sleet and snow is expected to move south across parts of Yorkshire.
Huddersfield weather expert Paul Stevens said it could settle on land above 300 feet.
He said this was likely to clear fairly quickly, but warned of problems on the roads with temperatures of around minus 1°C.
“Wednesday will be mostly sunny, very cold with a fresh north breeze. The high temperature will be only about 2°C or 36°F.
“Tonight brings severe early frost before cloud and rain spreads from the west later in the night.
“This could produce an ‘icing event’ for the early morning Thursday commute. Dangerous conditions on pavements and roads may well develop so the timing of this rain as it falls on very cold surfaces will need to be watched closely through early hours of Thursday morning and into the commute.
“Friday will be mostly sunny, but again very cold with strong north winds at first which just squeeze a sleet or snow shower out, and there will be a widespread frost Friday night.
“There are some weak signals that much colder air from eastern Russia may well reach the shores of eastern UK next week.
“It is a weak signal but one that needs careful watching as is could mean heavier snowfalls and sub-zero temperatures day and night.”