VIDEO: It’s bright and sunny today… But snow is on the way

A yellow warning for snow and ice has been issued for the north of Scotland.

It’s a bright and sunny day today but the weather is expected to change tonight.

The alert comes into force from 8pm tonight where showers of snow and hail are expected overnight and tomorrow morning. It covers Grampian, Highlands and the Western Isles.

“Accumulations” mainly on hills but locally to lower levels too has been forecasted.

Ice is also likely to form on untreated surfaces, while lightning may be an additional hazard.

Motorists are being warned of possible transport disruption and difficult driving conditions.

The Met Office’s chief forecaster assessment reads: “Air of Arctic origin will bring frequent wintry showers across the area. One to 3cm snowfall is likely across many areas above 100-200m away from west-facing coasts while 5cm or more is likely to settle above around 300m.

“Showers will continue through Tuesday, though lying snow is expected to melt below 300m or so.”