Up to 20cm of snow to hit Gloucestershire on Friday
Up to 20 centimetres of snow will fall in Gloucestershire tomorrow.
It will be the county's biggest snowfall of the winter so far, forecasters have said.
A smattering has already fallen in Cheltenham and Tewkesbury this afternoon.
Four schools have already announced they will be closed tomorrow. They are St Peter's Catholic High School, in Gloucester, Belmont School, in Cheltenham, The Shrubberies, in Stroud, and Birdlip Primary School.
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The snow will come with bitterly cold temperatures of 0C all day – which will feel more like -5C with the wind chill factor.
The Met Office has said that 10 to 15 centimetres of snow will be widespread across the county, while some parts can even expect 20 centimetres.
The snow will accumulate throughout the day between 6am and midnight.
Dave Throup, from the Environment Agency, said an amber alert had been issued for Friday's weather conditions.
Commenting on the level of snow expected, he told his 2,300 Twitter followers: "A lot."
The snow levels will also bring about poor visibility for much of the morning and drivers are being warned to take extra care when travelling.
But The Citizen's weather expert Ian Thomas, from Dursley, doesn't believe the levels of snow will be as bad as currently predicted.
He said: "We might see five or six inches over the Cotswolds and two or three in Goucester and Cheltenham.
"If they are right then we would end up with the biggest snowfall event since January 1982."