Moray residents are being warned to make the most of calmer weather at the start of this week as things are likely to take a turn for the worse.
A warning has been issued by the Met Office who say that an “active cold front” is set to drift over the region on Wednesday afternoon and last into Thursday.
This will bring increasingly cold air with snow likely to fall inland from coastal areas that could see between 2 and 5cm of snow falling on lower levels.
A spokesman said: “An active cold front is expected to push southeast across the UK during Wednesday introducing an increasingly cold and unstable air mass.
“Showers will become frequent and heavy, increasingly falling as snow in the north and west, and driven well inland by strong to gale force northwesterly winds. Accumulating snow is likely, especially overnight.”
As much as 10cm of snow is expected on higher ground in the Highlands and into Moray with the weather front spreading in form the west.