Police have told Scottish drivers to consider “postponing” journeys as the country prepares to be hit by a fresh blast of winter weather.
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.
Angus, eastern parts of Fife, Dundee and Perth are predicted to avoid the worst of Wednesday morning’s winter weather.
However from Wednesday at 6pm until Thursday at 11am, a separate yellow warning for snow and ice will be in place for northern areas of Tayside.
Snow showers, hail, sleet, rain and strong wind have all been predicted to batter Scotland in the coming days.
Heavy snow is expected at higher roads on ground above 656ft, however showers will fall to lower levels as well.
Police Scotland said the A9 Inverness to Perth road is among those which could be hit by the conditions.
The snow will combine with strong winds into Thursday to bring “temporary blizzard conditions” to the highest regions and routes in Scotland.
Chief Superintendent Stewart Carle, head of road policing at Police Scotland, said: “Winter driving is a question of common sense and drivers should ask themselves if they really need to travel when conditions are poor.
“No-one should ever place themselves at risk on the road and it may be worth considering postponing your journey or making alternative arrangements such as delaying travel until conditions improve or using public transport.
“If you are travelling on the roads you should ensure you and your vehicle are adequately prepared for the conditions, making sure you have sufficient fuel and supplies such as warm clothing, food and water in the event you are delayed for several hours.
“Charge your mobile phone and plan your route as well as alternative routes . Listen to media broadcasts, especially local radio, and visit the Traffic Scotland website.”