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A weather front moving across the UK at the end of the week is set to bring the biggest snowfall so far of the winter. ITV Weather Presenter Lucy Verasamy has the details.
The cold snap will continue to grip the country today with many parts of the UK struggling to see temperatures rise above freezing.
A weather front moving across the UK on Thursday night is set to bring the biggest snowfall of the winter.
Gemma Plumb, a forecaster with MeteoGroup, said the coldest area of the UK overnight was Braemar in Scotland, which reached minus 12.9C.
A cold snap is expected to grip the country again today - a bitter prelude to a weather system that will leave the UK covered in up to four inches of snow by the weekend.
The mercury is set to plummet, with many parts of the country struggling to see temperatures rise above freezing.
Motorists will have to be wary as freezing fog that has formed overnight across the Midlands, East Anglia and central and southern England could make road conditions hazardous.
But while snowfall yesterday led to 42 schools being closed in Norfolk and all planes grounded at Norwich International Airport, overnight there was little more than a smattering of snow along the North Sea coast and down into Kent.
There are more frosty nights to come in the next few days, with snow showers out to the east coast and rain to the west this evening.
In towns and cities down the centre of the country, temperatures are set to fall overnight to -6C, but in the countryside they could even drop to as far as -10C.
Here's ITV Weather Presenter Alex Beresford with the latest forecast:
This was the scene just before 6pm on Market Avenue, where vehicles have been struggling to get up the incline all afternoon. Still a few slips, but an improving picture.
The AA has issued advice to motorists on how to stop their cars from getting flat batteries in the cold weather.
AA spokesman Darron Burness said:
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Temperatures are expected to drop everywhere over the weekend, with snow and wintry showers expected in Scotland and down the east coast.
After unseasonably mild weather over the past few weeks it looks like there might be snow over the coming few days.