Ice warning for Devon as temperatures set to drop, with a chance of snow
The weather in Devon is set to take a turn for the worse with freezing temperatures and ice predicted.
The Exeter-based Met Office has today issued a severe weather warning which covers the entire county.
The yellow graded warning has been issued for Saturday and Sunday.
A yellow warning is least severe of the Met Office's three warnings, with amber and red being used for more serious weather conditions.
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Valid until: Friday, May 31 2013
The warning is valid from midday on Saturday and ends at 10am on Sunday.
A met Office spokesperson said: "Temperatures will then fall rapidly, leading to a risk of icy surfaces."
The weather will be wet and windy on Saturday feeling unsettled and cold, with a risk of sleet later.
Heavy cloud and outbreaks of rain are likely mid-afternoon.
Temperatures are likely to be between 6-8c with freezing possible overnight.
Dry with sunny spells on Sunday but becoming colder with 0-3c possible.
Monday will see temperatures drop further with -2c and perhaps sleet and the potential for 5-10cm of snow to fall on high ground and 2-5cm on lower ground.
The public are being advised to be aware of the risk of disruption to travel.
Devon County Council have said their gritting trucks will be doing a county-wide pre-salt from 1am tomorrow.
They are also looking at salting secondary routes.