Major temperature drop and late week winter weather chance for some

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That will change with the passage of a strong cold front late Tuesday and early Wednesday.

Temperature is probably one of the most crucial factors when determining whether or not snow is likely to fall.

Wednesday's cold air will stick around for another 10 to 14 days with highs well below the average in the 30s and 40s.

Wednesday: Partly sunny with a high near 33 degrees and a low of 25 degrees. Rain chances this afternoon will remain low at 30%, but you may want to carry the umbrella for the chance of a couple of showers.

By Friday morning, up to eight inches of snow has been forecast in the Scottish Highlands by STV weather presenter Sean Batty. Will the precipitation coincide with the coldest air to give Alabamians an early white-ish Christmas?

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However, the bottom line is that you should never believe a detailed United Kingdom snow forecast more than three days ahead.

Today will be the last of the mild weather, with top temperatures of between eight to 11 degrees. Temperatures will drop to 40° overnight.

"Any wintry showers will be most likely over northern facing hills in Scotland, Wales and the southwest, but at times becoming widespread". We will have a thin line of heavier rain, with some embedded thunder marching across the area by the afternoon. However, a disturbance may develop along a stalled coastal front Friday allowing light snow to spread westward as it moves up the coast. "It will be very cold and get progressively colder coming into Friday".

Temperatures could plummet as low as -8C this week with 70mph storms and an Arctic blast set to dump at least two inches of snow.

Saturday will be cold and mainly dry with sunny spells and again temperatures will struggle to rise about 3-6 degrees Celsius.