Tayside and Fife will be hit by blizzard conditions across the weekend, forecasters say.
Major snowfall is expected across much of Perthshire, Fife and Angus with a fresh Met Office winter weather warning issued for the areas, valid from Saturday at 3pm until Monday at noon.
The forecaster said “blizzard conditions” are possible over the weekend as freezing temperatures combine with strong gales across the region.
Today’s Met Office weather forecast is in the video above this article
Perth, Dundee and much of the Angus and Fife coasts are expected to miss the worst of the snowfall.
However rural areas of Perthshire, Angus and Fife are expected to be hit.
Up to 11in of the white stuff could land on higher ground, with as much as 4in possible even to lower levels.
The Met Office weekend warning reads: “Rain and hill snow is expected to arrive from the south-west later on Saturday, the area gradually drifting northwards through Saturday night, Sunday and into Monday.
“In some places this will be accompanied by gales, which will generate blizzard conditions.
“The largest accumulations will be confined to above 400m, where 20-30cm of snow could build up, but more temporary accumulations of 2-5cm, locally 10cm are possible down to around 250m.
“Some uncertainty remains over precisely where the focus of the heaviest snow will be, and uncertainty also increases in the details of various areas of snow later into the weekend and early next week.”
Snow warning for Dundee and Perth
The Met Office has issued a weather warning for snow in Tayside’s two cities.
A yellow warning is in place for Dundee, Perth and surrounding areas between 2pm and 7pm on Friday February 28.
The warning says: “A band of rain and hill snow will move northeastwards this afternoon, turning heavier for a time.
“This is likely to bring snow to lower levels before dying out this evening. 1 to 3 cm of snow is likely to accumulate on roads above 200 metres elevation and 5 to 8 cm on roads above about 350 metres.
“There may be a temporary slushy cover for a short time at lower levels.”