Weather bomb misses Moray but snow is on the way

Snow showers set to hit Moray

While Moray escaped the ravages of the ‘weather bomb’ that hit much of the north west and Highlands this week forecasters are warning that the area could be set for up to four inches of snow.

A yellow warning for snow and ice has been issued by the Met Office with snowfalls predicted this afternoon and into the weekend.

Motorists are being warned of difficult driving conditions throughout Moray and Aberdeenshire with lower level areas also subjected to “a lot of snow”.

A spokesman for the Met Office said: “There are quite a lot of snow showers heading for the Moray area and then spreading north east during the afternoon on Friday.

“While the evening will bring colder air there will continue to be passing snow showers in the region overnight and into Saturday morning.”

The spokesman said that throughout Grampian people can expect around 10cm of snow at 300m above sea level, with 2-5cm at 150m.

Black Ice brought extremely difficult driving conditions in Moray last night and led at one point to the closure of the A941 between Elgin and Rothes.  A green Ford Fiesta left the road at one point and police closed the road at 6pm before allowing traffic back on the route at around 7.30pm.

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