Higher pressure builds in across southern England with a weak front moving into Scotland on Friday. Snow affecting the central lowlands with some heavy and persistent snow fall to the north of this. Mostly rain to northwest Ireland but some snow likely further inland. Scattered snow showers may affect western coasts of England and Wales too. Elsewhere it is dry with best of the sunshine across south and southeast England. Some freezing fog patches to start the day that should gradually lift for most. Highs 0 to 3C.
Overnight, on a more westerly flow expect a mix of rain and snow showers pushing on to western areas of the UK with rain showers also skimming southern English and Irish coastal counties. Dry elsewhere with clear spells. Lows at 0C to -6C.
Cold again on Saturday although the winds turn more to the south as a transition into a more Atlantic flow occurs. This may encourage some more widespread cloud and some mist and fog patches to develop. The best of any brightness in the east. Drizzle may affect western coasts and hills with some rain in western Ireland. A slightly milder day at 2 to 4C while 6C in the southwest.
Increasing winds on Sunday, becoming gale force in the west which will make many areas still feel cold. Milder temperatures though progressively move in along with heavy rain, preceded by snow, moves from southwest to northeast. We could see in places between 5 to 10cm of snow across some parts of northern England into the Borders, greater still over higher ground. Highs by evening at 5 or 6C in the east, 12 or 13C in the west.