Whisper it quietly but we could be in for a taste of Spring.
Today’s wet, miserable and cold weather is set to give way to dry and bright days - and temperatures could hit 10°C or 11°C during the days by the weekend.
It’s the first sign that Spring is on the way but there was a warning note sounded by Huddersfield weatherman Paul Stevens.
“We may see the high pressure move away within a few days and drag in very cold air from Siberia.
“But that’s still a fairly long way off and it is too early to be certain.
“What is certain is that we should be enjoying some much better weather over the next few days”.
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Today saw heavy rain in many areas of Huddersfield, with sleet falling on the hills and temperatures struggling to reach 5°C.
But it is set to change over the next 48 hours.
Mr Stevens said: “It doesn’t mean winter is over just yet but we can certainly see a period of Spring-like weather.
“Today is pretty wet, miserable and chilly but from Thursday things should change and by the weekend, we should be seeing dry, bright weather with rising temperatures.
“The sun should also break through and during the days, with the sun out, we could see temperatures up into double figures.
“The nights and the early mornings may be chilly but there should be plenty of dry, bright weather to enjoy.
“Looking further ahead there is a chance as I said of that cold air coming back but it is too far off to forecast accurately.
“Looking ahead to Easter we may still see unsettled weather reminding us that we are still in winter”.