Snow and ice will continue to grip the north-east on the first day of December with “very icy conditions” expected to hamper journeys.
The Met Office issued a severe weather warning for Aberdeenshire urging people to “be aware” of ice and snow.
Forecasters predict a band of rain moving across the region in the early hours will fall as snow.
Temperatures will fall below freezing in parts and could plummet as low as -10C on high ground.
The yellow warning – in place from 4am until midday – warns people to prepare for “very icy conditions” as rain could also fall onto frozen surfaces.
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Accumulations of snow will vary across low levels, though up to an inch is possible, with up to four inches expected on higher ground.
Met Office meteorologist Emma Sharples said: “It will be a very cold night so even at low levels this band of rain coming from the west is likely to turn to snow as it moves eastwards.
“It is always tricky with snow as it is a fine balance between it being rain or snow but the evidence is suggesting there will be a spell of fairly heavy snow at high levels and quite possibly at low levels as well.
“There will also be icy patches around so anyone going out and about should look out for slippy pavements or roads that have not been treated.
“Motorists should be aware of the conditions and listen to local radio stations for information as they set out on their journeys.”
By mid-afternoon, the snow is expected to turn to rain again as much milder conditions move in from the south-west.
Temperatures will rise substantially to around 8C by nightfall.
Wind and rain are expected tomorrow with temperatures reaching unseasonal highs of between 10C and 12C – double the average of 5.5C for December.
However, by Thursday, they will dip back down to what we would expect for the time of year.
Ms Staples added: “We are going to see some quite unsettled weather in the next few days as we have got a succession of Atlantic fronts moving in from the west.”