More snow and freezing gales on the way?

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Just when you thought we had seen the worst of the winter weather, forecasters have predicted more snow and freezing temperatures in parts of Britain next week.

Last night snow returned to northern England and Scotland, and temperatures are expected to plummet to -4C tonight as a cold snap grips southern England and snow showers spread down the east coast from Yorkshire ad Northumberland to Lincolnshire and East Anglia, the Daily Mail reports.

Leon Brown of The Weather Channel told AOL Travel that it will be colder at first this weekend 'with winds veering from the west to the north' and Saturday morning and evening will be frosty with lows of -8C in Scotland and -4C in central and southern England on Saturday night.

On Sunday there will be 'a warm front moving down from the northwest with some rain and sleet early in the day' before temperatures rise to 11C in the south in the afternoon.

Mr Brown added that it will 'turn colder and very windy next week' with 'significant wind chill by Tuesday and Wednesday.'

'Frequent and at times heavy sleet and snow showers in the northwest are expected, and blizzard conditions over the Highlands in Scotland.

'There could be some snow showers over higher parts of North Wales and the North Midlands by Tuesday evening. The south will be sheltered and mainly dry.'

Meanwhile, Met Office forecasters told the Daily Express that parts of the UK could wake up to the first snowfall as early as this morning.

Forecaster Dan Williams told the newspaper: 'There is snow expected in Scotland and there may well be some down the east coast.

'Saturday is going to feel colder with temperatures close to freezing with northerly winds. Next week there will be some wintry showers from the Midlands northwards.'

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