THE Met Office has issued more weather warnings for Scotland overnight.

A new alert for snow was posted for much of the central belt at around 1am and will be in place until midday on Friday.

The Met Office warned of icy and slippery conditions with the possibility of injury due to falls.

A separate yellow warning for snow and ice was already in place until 3pm on Friday for much of the Highlands, Moray, Orkney, and Shetland.

Further warnings for wind and rain cover the whole of Scotland, except Shetland, on Sunday and Monday.

The Met Office has warned that there is a chance of flooding, power cuts, and even a potential “danger to life” from flying debris.

Overnight temperatures in Scotland again fell below freezing, with data indicating that the mercury dipped to minus 10C in Eskdalemuir, Dumfries and Galloway, at around 8pm on Thursday.

However, temperatures climbed upward in the region from then on, with the same village sitting at minus 1C at 5am on Friday, as per preliminary Met Office data.

From Saturday to Monday the weather is forecast to turn milder, with wet and windy conditions expected through the weekend and into next week.

The heaviest rain is expected on Sunday – with 30mm to 50mm falling widely and the potential for peaks of 80mm to 100mm over hills, the forecaster said.

Milder conditions will also result in the thaw of lying snow.

Met Office deputy chief meteorologist David Hayter said: “Conditions will stay cold on Friday but a change in weather type is on the way, bringing milder air for the UK during the course of the weekend.

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“This change will initially be relatively benign in terms of weather impacts, with a dry Friday and start to Saturday for many in the south of the UK.

“The Atlantic influence will then introduce some wet and windy weather, with a deep area of low pressure approaching from the west on Sunday.

“While detail is still being worked out, we expect windy weather for many and some heavy rain in the west and so we’ve issued warnings for Sunday for wind and rain.

“Watch out for updates to these warnings on Friday and Saturday as the forecast develops.”

Scotland may not enjoy the dry spell experienced by much of the UK, with showers continuing on Friday and into Saturday.