This weather warning is in place from 4am to 9pm on Saturday (16 March), covering Central, Tayside & Fife, Grampian, Highlands & Eilean Siar, SW Scotland, Lothian Borders and Strathclyde.
‘A mixture of rain, sleet and snow’
The Met Office said: “A developing area of low pressure is expected to track across Northern Ireland, northern England and southern Scotland on Saturday.
“As this runs into colder air, snow is likely to develop, particularly in any heavier bursts of precipitation.
“The largest snowfall amounts will be confined to higher ground, with the potential for 10-20 cm of snow above 350m.
“Between 100 m and 350 m elevation, a mixture of rain, sleet and snow is more likely, but there is potential for accumulations of 2-5 cm, and a small chance of 10 cm should the precipitation be heavy enough to maintain snow for a longer duration.”
What to expect from this weather warning
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 Met Office UK outlook for Tuesday 19 March to Thursday 28 March said: “Tuesday will see some dry weather across central and southern parts of the UK with sunny spells and light winds.
“It will be cloudier and windier in the north and northwest with rain at times. Thereafter, the south remains largely dry with some sunny periods.
“It will remain changeable in the north, with spells of wind and rain, followed by drier, more showery periods.
“The unsettled conditions will become increasingly confined to the far north and northwest towards the end of the month. “