YELLOW weather warnings of persistent rain that could lead to floods and snow were issued this morning by the Met Office.

It is likely that much of the county is hit by rainfall only a few weeks after the rise of the Severn level in Worcester to its highest level since 2014. Malvern, Ledbury and Bromyard could all be hit by snow today.

The rain warning was set at midnight and runs tonight until 11:45 pm.

While the snow warning yesterday at 21.26 clock and today runs until 10.00 clock.

The Met Office has said, "Some roads and railways are likely to be hit by snow, with longer travel times on the road, by bus and by train."

The Highway Authority of the Worcestershire County Council has tweeted: "There are many cases of stagnant water on roads in Worcestershire this morning, please allow additional travel time and drive under certain conditions."

Dave Throup, manager of the Environmental Agency for Herefordshire and Worcestershire, warned commuters "to exercise extreme caution when traveling this morning".

He said the estimated rainfall in West Worcestershire, South Shropshire and North Herefordshire is around 25-30 mm, and a further 15-30 mm is likely throughout the day.