The chilliest snap of the winter so far is on its way.

A 24-hour period of snow showers and high winds is expected to hit Cheshire West and Chester later this week, as a blast of Arctic air sweeps in.

The Met Office had been forecasting 'blizzard conditions' in its 'severe' weather warning for the region.

But while the severity of the alert has remained the same, the timings and weather particulars have changed.

Now the Met Office is saying we can expect the weather to turn at 12.05am on Thursday (January 12) until 11.55pm.

A spokesperson said: "Northwesterly winds will bring occasional snow showers throughout Thursday, though these may clear from southern parts of Wales for a time.

"Around 2cm of snow is possible even to low levels in places. Five to 10cm is possible on high ground above about 200 m."

Disruption to travel is possible, and pedestrians are warned that pavements are likely to be icy.