NEW weather maps have shown snow is expected to hit parts of Scotland next week as the wintry conditions continue.

Earlier this week, forecaster James Madden told the Daily Record he expected snow to hit Scotland on February 8 despite temperatures warming up in the next few weeks.

Now, weather maps from WXCharts (below) have confirmed this prediction as their overview showed up to 10cm of snow falling per hour over central areas of Scotland.

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It shows highs of 8cm near to Glasgow and Ayr with lows of around -6.7C across the country.

The 10-day trending video from the Met Office meanwhile also explained that “wintry weather” is to continue in February.

Met office meteorologist Aidan McGivern has said that “computer models are showing all sorts of different things” so their outlook on the weather was “just about as least confident as you can get”.

He added: “Low pressure is sitting further south across the UK than how we started the week and that would allow colder air but it would remain unsettled.

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“With colder air in place, we would see wintry hazards across parts of the UK so hill snow, perhaps some snow at lower levels and some icy patches if this were to occur. This is lightly more likely as a solution for the end of next week.”

Meanwhile, a yellow warning for “heavy rainfall” will come into place for much of the west of Scotland this weekend.

The Met Office has said it will likely bring some disruption, “especially to travel”.

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The forecaster added: “There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings.”

The warning will come into force from 6pm on Sunday, February 3 and last until 9pm on Monday, February 5.