South Yorkshire is set to see its first snowfall of the season tonight.
The Met Office has issued a weather warning for snow and strong winds for most of the northern half of the UK for the next 24 hours.
Higher ground will see the worst of the snow, with between 10 and 15cm possible over the hills and mountains of northern England and Scotland.
But wintry showers will also fall at lower levels with some small accumulations possible in places, with some places seeing a couple of inches of lying snow.
Following a mild autumn so far things will feel bitterly cold in comparison this weekend.
The wind chill factor will mean it will feel around freezing for most of the weekend.
The Met Office's chief forecaster said: "A major (but temporary) change of weather type will see the winds swing into a more northerly direction into this weekend, pulling down much colder air across the whole of the UK and western Europe, after what has been an exceptionally mild first half of November.
"Wintry showers will spread to many areas and night frosts will become much more widespread.
"Within this northerly flow, a more organised area of wintry weather and strong to gale force winds is expected to develop near northern Scotland this afternoon, before transferring southwards overnight.
"The influence of the warm North Sea should limit the amounts of snow falling close to the coasts, while the preceding mild conditions will tend to reduce the amounts accumulating on tarmac surfaces."