Snow and ice is forecast to move into Courier Country on both Wednesday and Thursday, with “blizzard conditions” possible on local roads.
The Met Office has issued a severe “yellow” weather warning for Tayside and Fife from 3am until 6pm tomorrow, with western parts of the region expected to be hit worst.
The forecaster said up to 2in of snow could land on Wednesday morning, with flurries expected at lower levels. Ice is also expected to form on roads.
Angus, eastern parts of Fife, Dundee and Perth are predicted to avoid the worst of the wintry blast early tomorrow.
However from Wednesday at 6pm until Thursday at 11am, a separate yellow warning for snow and ice will be in effect for northern areas of Tayside.
The Met Office forecast said snow showers and ice formations are likely into Thursday, with “temporary blizzard conditions” predicted on the highest routes.
Scotland is expected to be battered by rain, sleet, snow and hail from Wednesday into Thursday.
Wednesday’s first weather warning also stretches to Grampian, the Highlands, the Western Isles, central Scotland, Strathclyde, the south-west, Lothian, the Borders, Orkney and Shetland.
The second one covers Grampian, the Highlands and Islands, the Western Isles and Strathclyde.
A Met Office statement said: “Following a spell of rain, temperatures will fall quickly allowing ice to form on untreated surfaces. Frequent blustery showers of rain, sleet, snow and hail will then also develop.
“Some roads and railways are likely to be affected by snow with longer journey times by road, bus and train services. Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces are also possible.”
⚠️ weather warning ⚠️
A yellow warning for snow & ice has been issued by metoffice e between 3am Wed 31st and 6pm Wed 31st for:
Central, Tayside & Fife
Highlands & Eilean Siar
Orkney & Shetland
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The organisation’s chief forecaster said: “2-5 cm (0.8in-2in) of snow is expected to accumulate in places above 200m (656ft).
“Some snow is also possible to low levels at times, mainly overnight. Snow is expected to become confined to higher routes, mainly above 250m (820ft) on Wednesday afternoon.”
Traffic Scotland has warned of snow gate closures, icy patches and issues with visibility on roads.