Forecast for normal weather amid SB Alert plea

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No weather warnings have been put in place for this weekend, as Hawick continues to recover from Storm Desmond.

Scottish Borders Council (SBC) will be kept updated by the Met Office, which is expecting normal Scottish winter weather on Saturday and Sunday.

The remainder of today (Friday) will be a blustery day with wintry showers over high ground. The showers will die out overnight, with icy stretches on untreated roads and pavements.

Saturday will be mainly dry for most areas and Sunday will be a cold day with occasional showers and a widespread frost. There is light rain and hill-snow south of the Borders but this is not forecast to travel north.

One road remains closed – B6359 Cavers Carre/Clarilaw – due to flooding, with all other routes now open.

Rob Dickson, Gold commander for SBC’s multi-agency response, added: “While no weather warnings are in place for Saturday and Sunday, The Met Office will continue keep the Council updated to ensure we are aware of any changes.

“Residents who have been affected by Storm Desmond are reminded they can visit www.scotborders.gov.uk/stormdesmond or call 0300 100 1800 for information and advice.

“In the wake of Storm Desmond, Borderers are also encouraged to sign up to SB Alert at www.sbalert.co.uk, the free messaging system which provides weather warnings and emergency advice.”