AS the Fylde coast woke to a fresh blanket of snow this morning, forecasters predicted the recent arctic conditions could be coming to an end.
But we have not seen the end of the bad weather as the snow is set to be replaced by wind and rain going into next week.
MET office forecasters say the overnight snowfall should be the last flurry the Fylde sees for the time being as the cold front which passed over the country last night moved off to the east.
A spokesman for the MET office told The Gazette: “Temperatures are set to rise and today is forecast as being the best of the weekend, with bright spells up to four degrees.
“Cloud coming in from the west in the afternoon and early evening is likely to bring rain.
“By Sunday temperatures could rise to six or seven degrees with sunny spells and showers thawing the last of the snow patches ahead of more wind and rain next week.”
Despite the thermometer mercury being on the up, Fylde Rugby Club’s big game against league leaders Ealing Trailfinders was called off due to inclement weather.
But Fleetwood Town insisted their game against Oxford United would go ahead today at Highbury.
And AFC Fylde were yesterday asking fans to come to their Kellamergh Park ground and help clear the pitch of snow after a small band of volunteers answered calls on Thursday to help remove the snow.
Details of whether the game will go ahead will be posted on the club’s website.
Despite slippery conditions on the roads, police this morning said there had been no incidents reported to them across the Fylde coast overnight.