By Jonny Whitfield
The Met Office has warned of some wintry weather for the North East tonight and into Wednesday morning.
A yellow weather warning has been issued by the Met Office in preparation for the weather, which is set to arrive tonight and early tomorrow morning.
The Met Office has stated that outbreaks of rain could turn to sleet or snow by Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, as the temperature drops overnight.
The wintry weather is expected to primarily affect higher ground, where 2-6cm of snow could fall.
On lower ground, local accumulations could also be recorded, with the chance of a slushy covering possible in towns and cities.
There will also be an added risk of ice on Wednesday morning, as drivers are urged to take care on roads, especially during the rush hour.
The period of wintry weather is expected to be entering the UK thanks to a blast of cold air from the Arctic.
Mark Wilson, a forecaster from the Met Office said there is “definitely some risk of snow” on Wednesday.
However Mr Wilson urged people not to panic about the cold weather saying: “We do not expect to see significant accumulation.”
The weather warning is in place from 10am on Tuesday morning to the same time tomorrow, Wednesday morning.
The wintry conditions are expected to pass through quickly, allowing for more milder weather towards the weekend.