On January 22, 2019, in Paris (12th), a few centimeters of snow fell in one morning.
Clément Follain / 20 Minutes
Thirteen departments, including Paris and the entire Ile-de-France, have been placed on snow-ice orange vigilance, Météo-France said on Friday.
After a “remarkable” snowfall on Thursday in the North-East, all the departments of Ile-de-France and Hauts-de-France are concerned by this weather alert.
The first snows will arrive in Normandy on Saturday morning, but not in sufficient quantities to justify orange vigilance in this region.
In the middle of the day, after generalized morning frosts, a larger snowfall will affect Ile-de-France and Hauts-de-France, with expected amounts of between 1 and 3 cm of snow, locally 5 cm, or even occasionally 5 to 10 cm in the most eastern and northern areas, said Météo-France.
The precipitation is then expected to turn Saturday afternoon to rain mixed with snow, with occasional freezing precipitation.
Orange vigilance could be extended to regions further east, from Burgundy to the Ardennes.
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