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Rain on the way as the big thaw finally begins
9:30am Saturday 26th January 2013 in News
A WIDESPREAD thaw is expected today with milder temperatures and rain showers forecast.
Yesterday was the first time in a week that no schools closed because of the weather.
A small amount of snow and sleet was forecast in Oxfordshire last night but it was not expected to stay as higher temperatures of about 8C are forecast for today.
However, while the snow may have gones it is being rplaced with rain – up to 20mm is expected today and tomorrow.
Met forecaster Charlie Powell said: “On Sunday top temperatures will be 8C or 9C, which is a bit above normal, so we can see the change happening there.”
Residents who did not have their bin collected this week should leave their bin at the roadside.
Games on Oxford City Council-operated football pitches – bar Court Place Farm in Marsh Lane – have been cancelled this weekend.