PICTURES: AFTER a day of flooding problems across the town, Warrington was hit with a surprise snow flurry on Wednesday evening, to add to the problems.
Emergency services have been kept busy throughout the day as warrington-worldwide readers sent in and posted pictures of flooding around the town, in particular, Densham Avenue, Orford, which is a regular flooding blackspot.
There was also bad flooding at the rear of Evelyn Street and on Old Liverpool Road and across Sankey Valley Park as Sankey Brook burst its banks this morning.
Meanwhile before the floodwaters had chance to subside a snow flurry hit the town, where there is already an Amber Rain Warning in place from the Met Office, with the threat of more rain and wintery showers heading towards the weekend.
This evening Cromwell Avenue at Westbrook was closed due to flooding, along with several other roads across the town.
Meanwhile the Met Office weather report for the next few days is:
This Evening and Tonight:
Further heavy rain, turning wintry, especially over hills, as temperatures drop. During the morning, storm Christoph clears leaving behind wintry showers, heavy at times. Winds increasing, gales likely in exposed areas. Minimum temperature -1 °C.
Showers throughout the day, often heavy and turning wintry over higher ground. Some clear spells too but with strengthening winds and coastal gales. Cold with a risk of frost overnight. Maximum temperature 6 °C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Further showers on Friday, clearer and drier on Saturday, and more persistent heavier rain on Sunday. Often windy and wintry throughout with a risk of icy mornings.