The Met Office have issued a sever weather warning for Aberdeenshire this afternoon, tonight and Friday morning.
Sleet and snow showers will continue to affect much of north and west Scotland during the rest of Thursday, Thursday night and into Friday morning. The snow showers will be most frequent over Highland with 2-5 cm expected at quite low levels and 5-10 cm on higher ground above 150 metres. Elsewhere accumulations of 1-2 cm on low ground and 2-5 cm above 200 metres are possible. Icy stretches will be an additional hazard on untreated surfaces especially where showers fall as sleet. Please be aware of the risk of some difficult driving conditions.
The Met Office Chief Forecaster said
A cold, unstable northwesterly flow will bring wintry showers – these becoming heavier and more frequent later on Thursday with snow increasingly settling to low levels after dark as surface temperatures fall below freezing. Due to the showery nature of the precipitation, some areas will see very little snow, but where heavy snow showers do occur, several centimetres may fall in a short space of time.
The current warning is in place until 1200pm on Friday 15 January.