Freezing weather set to continue over the weekend in the North East

Deicing time.
Deicing time.

Keep your deicer and woolly hat close to hand, the freezing weather is staying with us.

It's a little brighter at least, with the Met Office predicting it to stay generally dry with plenty of sunshine, and just a few patches of cloud around this afternoon.

After a widespread frost, It will stay cold through the day, but with just light winds. Temperatures are expected to be no higher than 5 °C.

Tonight will see mostly clear skies and light winds will allow temperatures to drop sharply this evening with a widespread frost developing overnight. Temperatures are expected to drop as low as -5 °C.

Friday is predicted to be another generally dry day with plenty of sunshine. A widespread frost to start, and staying cold through the day, although winds will stay light. Temperatures will reach a maximum 4 °C, according to Met Office predictions.

A cold weekend is expected with night frosts and a chilly northeasterly wind bringing more cloud and a chance of wintry showers. Lighter winds and some brighter spells possible on Monday.