A snow-ice warning is in place for the whole country for later tonight and Sunday, with snowfall of up to 3cm expected.
The North East could wake up to snow tomorrow morning, following a weather warning from the Met Office. Rain and strong southerly winds will spread overnight.
The rain is set to continue to later this afternoon for the affected areas with the rainfall of today and this evening set to accumulate between 25 and 35 mm rainfall in the specified counties.
According to the Met Office, a spell of rain, sleet and hill snow will move northeast tonight, gradually turning to snow down to some lower levels.
The rain will turn increasingly to snow on higher ground later in the evening, with journey times likely to be impacted and some interruptions to power services possible.More news: Years after acquisition, Nest, Google hardware teams to unify
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Frost and icy patches will develop overnight, with lowest temperatures of -3 to 0 degrees.
Snow is expected to begin falling in the region at around 7am tomorrow, until around 3pm.
Temperatures Sunday and Monday are expected to be colder than normal but will pick up on Tuesday and Wednesday as a new weather system comes in from the Atlantic.
While Saturday temperatures could reach 12 degrees, Sunday is forecast to be very cold with sunny spells and showers of rain, sleet and snow and a risk of thunder.
It will continue to get warmer heading today, which will see gales of up to 40 miles per hour across northern regions.