A band of wet and windy weather is moving east.
Rain is turning to snow inland.
Many of us will see a few centimetres of snow before the day is done.
Feeling colder in strengthening winds.
A dry start but thickening cloud is expected to bring snow across the region during the afternoon, with some of the snow heavy and drifting.
Weather warnings are in place. Over 10cm of snow possible in the orange area. 2-5 cm in the yellow zone. Details below.
Maximum temperature 1 °C.
Icy conditions and patches of freezing fog developing soon after dark. I
t will be at its coldest under clearer skies and in light winds.
Freezing fog will lift later in the night as more of a breeze develops.
Minimum temperature -7 °C.
Further snowfall will spread from the west, as another weather front moves eastwards across the UK.
Snow will reach parts of Scotland during Friday morning, and eastern parts during the evening, likely to clear these eastern areas by the early hours of Saturday.
4 to 8 cm is likely quite widely within the amber warning area, with a low risk of more than 10 cm locally even on lower ground.
Further north, accumulations of 10 to 20 cm may occur in some upland areas.
Strong winds will also lead to drifting and blizzard-like conditions, particularly over higher level roads in the north.
The public should be prepared for likely disruption, particularly to travel.
It is looking increasingly likely we will see our Yellow Weather Alert for snow tomorrow upgraded.
An Amber Warning means we need to be ready for as much as 10cm of snow over a 24 hour period. More over higher ground with strong winds leading to drifting.
We will keep you updated.
Further snowfall is likely as another weather front moves across the UK from the Atlantic.
2-5 cm is likely in the south, with 5 to 10 cm more likely in parts of the north (with perhaps up to 15 cm over hills).
Strong winds will lead to drifting, particularly over higher level roads in the north.
The public should be aware of possible disruption, particularly to travel.