The Met Office has issued a warning for icy surfaces for tonight and tomorrow morning.
"Snow showers are also expected, mainly over high ground, with longer journey times possible".
Met Office spokeswoman Nicola Maxey said: "Snow is forecast for northern Scotland and this could potentially affect travel in the area". Across Northern Ireland and northern England, snow will be confined to higher routes, but icy patches are likely where showers leave surfaces wet.
Public Health England reminded people to be prepared ahead of the cold weather, with temperatures expected to fall below 2C in some areas before Saturday.
"While conditions shouldn't be too treacherous, people need to be aware that they may be more hard at times and particularly in the north of the county".
Despite a yellow status warning of snow in Scotland, it's highly we'll be seeing any this early in winter, but it's safe to safe...winter is here!
He said: "The weather has turned colder and it is going to stay colder this weekend and well into next week".
"The flu vaccination is the best protection we have against flu and it's really important to have it if you are eligible".