Weather forecasters Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning of snow and ice for Nottinghamshire over the weekend.
The warning affecting the county lasts from Saturday (March 17) at 12.05 am until Sunday (March 18) at 11.55pm.
A band of rain will turn more widely into snow on early Saturday morning followed by scattered snow showers through the remainder of the day.
The showers may become more prolonged, particularly during the evening.
Any melting of lying snow will lead to an ice risk on untreated surfaces on Saturday morning and night.
The chief forecaster’s assessment for Saturday said: “A band of snow will move slowly south through Saturday morning with accumulations of 1-3cm quite widely.
“Over higher ground above 200m, 5-10cm is likely with 20cm locally over the highest routes.
“Strong easterly winds will lead to some drifts of snow.
“Snow accumulations will be more variable during he day – some melting of lying snow is expected but locally 1-3cm is possible where showers are more frequent.
“Showers are likely to become more frequent across the southeast into the evening with narrow bands of up to 5cm of snow accumulating.”
Snow showers are likely to continue throughout Sunday and where these converge, some snow may well accumulate and prove disruptive.
There is a chance of travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel.
There is a chance power cuts will occur and services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected.
There is a small chance some rural communities could be cut off.
The chief forecaster’s assessment for Sunday said: “Not all places will see snow showers but where they do form locally, 1-3cm of snow is possible in places.
“Furthermore, showers may become organised into bands at times resulting in locally around 5cm accumulating with this most likely near the Thames Estuary and the Wash.
“Some melting of lying snow is expected during the middle of the day.
“Should the small chance of a more organised band of snow is expected during the middle of the day.
“Should the small chance of a more organised band of snow affecting the southern and southeastern regions come into fruition, a more widespread 2-5cm could be possible with some low level areas seeing 10cm.
“High ground could see 10-20cm locally – some isolated ice patches may form where it runs off from saturated fields overnight.”