Tayside and Grampian are due to be hit by snow later this week as wintry weather sweeps into the country.
A Met Office yellow warning for “heavy and persistent” spells of the white stuff has been put in place for the regions from 3am until 1pm on Thursday.
About 2in could fall at lower level, however on higher ground as much as 8in could land.
The snowfall is not expected to make it as far as Dundee or Perth, however it is likely in inland parts of Angus, Perthshire and Aberdeenshire.
Locals in the Highlands and Strathclyde have also been warned to expect wintry conditions.
Forecasters say that roads and railway lines will be affected.
A Met Office statement said: “An area of snow is expected to affect parts of Scotland on Thursday morning.
“Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services.”
The organisation’s chief forecaster said: “Snow is expected to develop across parts of Scotland early on Thursday.
“Snow is likely to become heavy and persistent for a time on Thursday morning before easing during the early afternoon.
“2-5 cm (0.7in – 1.9in) of snow is likely for many parts with 10-20 cm (3.9in – 7.8in) possible in places, mainly over higher ground. There remains some uncertainty regarding where the heaviest snow will fall.”