The cold snap is expected to "go out with a bang" on Friday, with the Met Office issuing amber warnings for the north of England.
The Highlands of Scotland will see the heaviest snowfall, while up to six inches could fall in northern England, four inches in the Midlands and two inches in the South.
The Met Office said it has amber warnings in place for much of Scotland, the north of England, east of England and East and West Midlands.
It warned that strong winds will also lead to drifting and blizzard-like conditions, particularly over higher level roads in the north.
"By Saturday the sleet and snow will be lingering in eastern parts and Scotland and the North.
It is going to turn windy and there will be widespread rain across much of the country.
It seems like the worst of the cold weather is over, and there is no more snow forecast for the foreseeable future."
More snow is due later today so drivers are being warned to drive carefully.
North Yorkshire could get up to 20 centimetres. The snow is expected to arrive around the late afternoon. The Met office have issued an amber warning.
Britain will be hit by one final fall of heavy snow today ahead of flooding fears over the weekend.
Scotland, northern England, the Midlands and the east will see the worst of the snow, with up to seven inches predicted over high ground, which is likely to cause more disruption for schools and travel networks.
Weather experts have warned of the risk of flooding tomorrow, as heavy rain moves in and rising temperatures spark a rapid thaw of the built-up snow and ice.
Temperatures will steadily rise from tomorrow to an average of 4C before reaching more than 10C in the south on Sunday followed by wet and windy weather next week.
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It is currently snowing in some areas of Northumberland and there are difficult driving conditions, particularly on the A68 north of Stagshaw Bank.
All main roads in the force area are at the moment passable with care and the situation is being constantly monitored.
Officers continue to ask motorists to only travel if necessary, be aware of any snow and ice on the roads and to reduce their speed and drive according to the road conditions, keeping a safe distance from the vehicle in front.
Conditions remain difficult and police are asking motorists to take care on the roads during rush hour, particularly on secondary routes and side and rural roads.
A teenager, who has been critically ill in hospital after a sledging accident, is now in a more stable condition.
16-year-old Liam Stafford from Middlesbrough, suffered head injuries when his sledge hit a tree, near Flatts Lane in Normanby on Sunday.
He was airlifted to the James Cook University Hospital where he remains in a critical but stable condition.
A group of friends who built an igloo on the Stray in Harrogate have put it up for sale to raise money for charity. They describe it as " beautifully presented and smartly appointed" and have managed to attract bids of over £100.All of the proceeds will go to Yorkshire Cancer Research.
You can see the latest bid here.
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