Snow alert: Severe weather warning issued for Yorkshire

FLASHBACK - DECEMBER 1, 2010: Snow covered Leeds city centre.
FLASHBACK - DECEMBER 1, 2010: Snow covered Leeds city centre.
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The Met Office has this morning issued a severe weather warning for snow on Saturday.

A band of heavy rain moving across Yorkshire on Saturday is likely to turn to snow, especially over higher ground.

The warning states: “Rain is likely to spread from the southwest during Saturday.

“There is a low likelihood of this being sufficiently heavy and prolonged as to lead to some flooding of properties and parts of communities, as well as some travel disruption.

“However, any impacts are not expected to be as widespread or severe as those observed last weekend.

“In addition, there is also the potential for the rain to turn to snow and accumulate - mostly likely, but not exclusively, on high ground. Much uncertainty surrounds Saturday’s weather, but there is the potential for disruption from both rain and snow. “

This alert will be kept under review and updated as necessary.”

For possible use in the YP From the Archive series.''10th May 1988''THE MIGHTY Mallard, pride of Britain's railway history, puffed into Leeds Station today with a raging thirst.''It was pulling such a heavy load - 12 carriages carrying 250 top Post Office customers and stamp collectors - that it needed extra water supplies at Holbeck.''"The last thing we wanted was the boiler blowing up on Britain's pride and joy," said Mr Philip Round, Post Office Information Officer.''Mallard was making a special run across the Pennines from Manchester Victoria to mark two major anniversaries:

Leeds nostalgia: Mallard pulls into Leeds to mark 50th anniversary of world speed record... in 1988