A raft of severe yellow weather warnings for heavy rain and snow have been issued for the Midlands, Wales, and large stretches of northern England and Scotland.
Snow showers are possible to continue through Saturday morning.
26million motorists are expected to hit the roads over the 4-day weekend - with some experts warning that it could be the busiest bank holiday traffic for years.
A deep area of low pressure is expected to surge across the United Kingdom on Monday, covering large swathes of the nation in thick snow and persistent downpours.
Tonight: Widespread haze. Mostly cloudy during the early evening, then becoming clear, with a low around 51. Snow accumulations of around an inch are possible along with gusty winds.
The Weather Service said we could see an inch or two of snow into Saturday morning before snow changes to rain, with a breezy high of 42.
Current information provided by the Met Office suggests there's an 80% chance of seeing some snowfall on Saturday night. We could see as much as 20-30 mm of rain until Wednesday but that rain, unfortunately with that much rain comes the risk of dropping temperatures turning it into snowfall.
The National Weather Service expects high winds from a strong Canadian cold front to flow into the Flathead Valley starting Friday afternoon, continuing with wintry weather into the weekend.
The chilly temperatures will spread east and persist through much of the week ahead from the northern Rockies and Plains into much of the East.
Wednesday, the high will be near 53, the weather service said, with partly sunny skies.
The high will be near 51 with a north wind of 9 miles per hour, the National Weather Service said.
Unfortunately, the cold will return for the first half of April.
Yes, we could be in for a "White Easter" although it's only really likely if you are on high ground such as in North Yorkshire or the Scottish Highlands. Afternoon highs will eventually reach the lower to middle 60s.
"We know from experience that nearly half of breakdowns are avoidable and these can easily be avoided with simple vehicle checks", Melanie Clarke from Highways England said.
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