Scotland is bracing for a weekend of wintry weather with freezing temperatures and snow set to hit large parts of the country.

A Met Office yellow "be aware" warning for snow will come into force at 4am on Saturday and will remain in place throughout the day until 9pm.

The warning covers areas including Central, Tayside and Fife, Grampian, Highlands and Eilean Siar, SW Scotland, Lothian Borders and Strathclyde. 

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Temperature are predicted to plummet to below freezing in Edinburgh and Glasgow, however the largest snow fall amounts will be confined to higher ground. Forecasters say there is potential for 10-20 cm of snow above 350m. 

A Met Office spokesperson said: "A spell of snow may bring some travel disruption, especially over higher ground.

"There is a small chance of significant travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel."

The warning comes after parts of the country were hit by Storm Gareth, which brought strong winds of up to 75mph and heavy rain

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