Forecasters say Scotland could be hit by blizzards this weekend as the cold snap continues.
A snow and ice warning has been issued for much of the country with the north-east and the Highlands and Islands expected to be the worst affected.
Rainfall on Saturday evening is expected to turn to snowfall overnight into Sunday – even at low levels.
Up to 16in of snow could land on higher ground, while about 2in could land in lower areas.
Tayside and Fife is not expected to be badly hit by the conditions.
The Met Office yellow warning will be in force from 6pm on Saturday until noon on Sunday.
It states: “Rain across northern Scotland on Saturday evening will turn increasingly to snow, at first over hills and then down to lower levels through the course of Saturday night.
“Strong northerly winds will lead to blizzard conditions and drifting over high ground, where 10-15cm (3.9in-5.9in) of fresh snow may accumulate. At lower levels, 2-5cm (0.8in-2in) is possible, mainly inland and above 100m (328ft).
“Snow and ice expected across northern Scotland, with blizzards possible on high ground.
“Some transport (is) likely to be affected by snow, leading to potentially longer journey times. Icy surfaces on roads and pavements could lead to an increased likelihood of accidents and injuries.”