A storm which caused heavy rain in America is now reportedly heading towards the UK. 

Travelling across the Atlantic, the storm could weaken in force by the time it reaches British shores, however a Met Office forecaster has said that there remains uncertainty over how badly it could impact the UK. 

It all depends on whether the storm is picked up by the jet stream and how the two interact, according to forecaster Aiden McGivirn. 

He said there was some "uncertainty" over the storm "because it is associated with an area of low pressure that is moving towards Iceland."

He added: "There is the possibility that Wanda will be picked up by the jet stream, and if the energy created by Wanda interacts with the jet stream in a certain way the jet stream will become more amplified."

As Storm Wanda potentially heads towards the UK, here's the weather forecast for Scotland this week...

What is the weather forecast for Scotland this week?

It looks like Scotland will dodge most of the impact of Storm Wanda this week. 

Most of the country will remain largely dry for the rest of week, meaning we won't get the rain brought by Storm Wanda. 

However, that doesn't mean we will miss it completely, with gusty conditions expected nation wide. 

The next couple of days will see high winds up to 32mph in the north of the country. 

The east could see gusts around 20mph over the next few days before gales calm down for the remainder of the week. 

Gusts look set to peak in Glasgow on Friday at around 29mph in the early hours, while in the central belt it looks like winds will remain mainly steady throughout the week, peaking on Wednesday with 18mph gusts in Stirling. 

Is snow forecast for Scotland in the coming weeks?

There have been lots of reports suggesting snow could hit Scotland in the coming weeks, but will it?

Currently, the Met Office does not predict snow for Scotland over the next week, with temperatures expected to hover between 6-11 degrees in most areas.