A yellow weather warning has been issued, encompassing York and some of North Yorkshire.
The warning lasts from 3am to 6pm today (Christmas Day).
It covers all of the west side of North Yorkshire, and as far east as Malton.
The Met Office says there is
- a slight chance of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses
- a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
- where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services
- spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.
Met Office meteorologist Greg Dewhurst said: “For most it will be dry overnight, plenty of clear skies.
“This will allow temperatures though across Scotland to dip below freezing around -3C with some icy stretches forming here with some wintry showers still feeding in from the north.
“Elsewhere temperatures generally holding up above freezing, but lower than they have been of late. So temperatures actually in single figures.
“So it means a fresher start to Boxing Day morning, but plenty of blue skies around.”
However, evening time on Boxing Day is set to see a cloud of rain making its way across the UK.
“As we head into the evening time on Boxing Day, we’ll see the cloud and the rain slowly spill its way north-eastwards,” he said.
“Some heavy rain developing, particularly across Wales into parts of Northern Ireland, and later on, northern England.”