Ross-shire braces for further snow and ice after Met Office issues new warning for the Highlands
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ARCTIC air which brought frequent snow showers to the Highlands earlier this week is set to bring further wintry weather tonight, the Met Office has warned.
The forecaster as issued another yellow warning for snow and ice across much of the northern Highlands. It gets under way at midnight and will remain in force until 10am on Friday.
"Snow showers will start to affect parts of northern Scotland during Thursday afternoon and evening and will become heavier and more frequent overnight," said a spokesman.
"Accumulations of snow will be small and patchy at lower levels, and not as widespread as earlier this week, however the additional hazard of patchy ice is expected form on some surfaces between showers."
The warning area covers all of Caithness and Sutherland, most of Ross-shire, the Black Isle, Inverness and the Great Glen as far south as Fort Augustus.
It also extends east through the Monadhliath Mountains and Cairngorms, covers Moray and also Aberdeenshire. The westernmost extent stretches to Lewis and Harris.
A separate warning for strong winds will also be in place across the Northern Isles from Thursday afternoon until the early hours of Friday.
The warning area extends as far south as the Pentland Firth, meaning that Caithness and northern Sutherland communities will also likely face gusts.