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Border Weather: Rest of the weekend

First day of the meteorological Spring (Grassmoor STAN LEIGH) Photo:

March may have begun, and the early signs of spring are all around us, but as far as the weather is concerned it's another few days of unsettled weather with wet (and quite windy) conditions working their way through the region from west to east.

The air is quite chilly over the next few days too - meaning that showers or rain will have a wintry element, especially over hills. The risk of frost and ice overnight where skies clear.

There are signs that high pressure (drier and more settled conditions) will develops from the south later this week, but in the meantime take advantage of any sunshine on offer as rain or showers are never too far away.

Rest of Saturday:

Dry and bright spells with mainly light winds, allowing any afternoon showers to be slow-moving and possibly heavy and thundery.

More persistent rain will spread to the Stranraer area by dusk with a freshening southerly wind. Highs 7 °C.

Saturday night:

Rain will spread east and will fall as snow on highest ground (above 400m). Turning clearer from the west overnight with a ground frost developing under clearer skies with the risk of ice. Lows 1 °C.

Sunday:

A cold but bright start initially before cloud and rain soon spread in from the southwest. Rain will be quite heavy at times, especially across Dumfries & Galloway.

Strengthening southeasterly winds. Gusts to 40mph in exposure. Highs 8 °C.

Outlook:

A cold start to the new working week.

Sunny spells and scattered showers on Monday & Tuesday, turning wintry on high ground with more organised rain passing through overnight.

A sunny morning on Wednesday before again becoming cloudy with outbreaks of rain later. Milder air should follow.