The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of snow and ice for parts of the North-east.
It comes into force from 8pm tonight through to 11am tomorrow.
Forecasters say: “Hail, sleet and snow showers will leave surfaces prone to patchy ice, together with slushy snow over some upland routes.”
The Arctic blast, expected to last over the weekend, follows a period of unseasonably mild weather.
A brisk northerly will lead to a significant wind chill.