A YELLOW weather warning for snow has been issued for Oxfordshire from midnight.

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The Met Office has been anticipating snow would fall in the region since Monday.

Earlier today forecasts had said heavy snow was set to hit much of the county tomorrow morning, with Banbury down to see heavy snow for several hours.

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This has now been downgraded to sleet showers across the majority of the county.

In Oxford heavy rain is expected to give way to sleet at 8am. 

Snow is still predicted for part of the county, with Faringdon and the surrounding area in south Oxfordshire forecast to see flurries at 10am for about an hour.

Chipping Norton, meanwhile, is expected to get two hours of heavy snow from 8am.

The yellow warning, which is in place for the entirety of Thursday, means the sleet and snow are 'expected to cause some travel disruption'.

Oxford Mail:

The Met Office added: "Some roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services."

While the county is set to get snow it is unlikely to stick around for long.

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The forecast states: "Accumulations at these low-levels will be mostly small, especially on roads, but a centimetre or so is possible in one or two places.

"Rain, sleet and snow will quickly clear southeastwards by late morning and any snow at lower levels will soon thaw."