THE Met Office has issued a yellow warning of snow and ice tonight across Cheshire. 

It shows that snow is likely across east and west Cheshire from midnight tonight to 11am tomorrow, but is expected to have a low impact. 

The warning states: "An area of rain will arrive into southwestern parts of England and Wales later on Wednesday evening. This will move northeastwards and turn increasingly to snow over the high ground of Wales, parts of the Midlands and into southern parts of northern England overnight and through Thursday morning, with some snow to lower levels later.

"Much of the lower ground will see little if any snow accumulating, but 1-3 cm is likely in some places, with 5 cm above 200 metres and possibly 10 cm on roads above 300 metres. There remains some uncertainty in the northward extent of the sleet and snow into Thursday morning, before it clears eastwards.

"As ground temperatures fall under clearer skies, there will be a risk of ice formation, especially where remnants of recent snowfalls have been melting."