SNOW and ice has been forecast as the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Worcestershire

The weather warning comes into force at just after midnight tonight (Thursday, February 8) and is set to last until noon (Friday, February 9).

It covers Worcester, Evesham, Malvern, Droitwich, Redditch, Bromsgrove and the Kidderminster area.

A Met Office spokesman said: "Following a spell of rain and hill snow, temperatures will fall quickly allowing widespread ice to form on untreated pavements, cycle paths and roads.

"Heavy sleet, hail and snow showers will follow. There is a chance of injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces.

"Bus and train services may be delayed or cancelled, with some road closures and longer journey times possible."

Tweeting from @WorcsTravel, a spokesman for highways at Worcestershire County Council, said: "Rain this evening and tonight - clearing by around midnight then cold conditions and wintry showers towards dawn.

"Some snow is possible, with a slushy covering of no more than 1cm.

"We're monitoring and ready to act if and when required."