Scots have been warned to prepare for a cold and icy weekend.
Most of the country is expected to experience "a lot of wintery weather" on Saturday and Sunday with snow, hail, sleet and rain showers predicted.
Yellow "Be Aware" warnings for snow have been issued across Scotland by the Met Office, taking effect from the early hours of Saturday.
There is a risk of icy road surfaces particularly in the south west of the country, where the worst of the weather is expected to hit.
"There will be a lot of cold and wintery weather over Scotland. On Saturday morning there will be snow showers over south west Scotland which will give a covering of snow particularly over Dumfries and Galloway where there may be as much as 5cms," said Paul Mott, senior meteorologist at MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association.
"By Saturday afternoon showers become more widespread over southern and eastern Scotland presenting a mixture of rain, hail and sleet showers while snow will be confined to over the hills."
Temperatures for the weekend will remain low with the highs of 4 degrees Celsius predicted with the north west expected to have the best weather where the mercury may reach 7 degree Celsius, according to Mr Mott.
The weather is not forecast to improve with cold temperatures expected to continue overnight into Sunday and further wintery showers predicted which could extend into next week.