Temperatures are set to drop over the coming days
A chance of snow showers has been forecast next weekend in some parts of Derbyshire as December draws closer.
BBC Weather has forecast that snow will hit the higher areas around Buxton and parts of the Peak District next weekend, November 27 and 28, after a period of frosty and colder evenings.
There will be dusting of snow in patches throughout the day in the Buxton area from around 7am on Saturday, November 27, accompanied by a gentle breeze for much of the day.
On Sunday there will be a brief snow shower between 10am and 12pm, before a period of light cloud and a gentle breeze to lead into the week beginning Monday, November 29.
But Derby-based weather expert, Robert Shaw, said "on Saturday that we can expect mixed conditions."
He said: "There's a real mixed bag to talk about now the models are in broad agreement. As previously described, high pressure to our West will build and deliver us a mean north-westerly flow.
"It's going to be cold, below average for the rest of this month.
But it's unsettled, mobile, so we will get a mixture of conditions. The really cold air is expected to make three attempts, tomorrow, midweek and next Friday is expected to deliver the wintry conditions.
"Currently, a shortwave low is expected to develop just after next weekend and tracks across Western/Southwestern/Southern areas. That would deliver a Blizzard to most Northern and Central areas.
"That though is a very long way off and is unlikely to happen, but is something to keep an eye on."
Speaking about next weekend across the county, Mr Shaw said: "Very cold, breezy, sunny with snow showers mainly over higher ground in the north west, fewer showers Sunday, sharp overnight frosts."
It comes as temperatures are set to plummet over the course of next week, with the Met Office showing temperatures in Derby will fall from 12 degrees on Saturday, November 21 to just seven on Friday, November 26.
The UK is set to experience colder weather as November turns to December, with wintery conditions creeping down from the north between November 24 and December 3.
The Met Office said: "Moving into this period, a band of rain will work its way southeast across the UK, followed by brighter conditions as well as blustery winds and showers.
"As the period continues, the weather will generally arrive at the UK from the north, bringing colder conditions and intervals of rain or showers.
"Wintry showers likely over high ground, and possibly falling to low levels at times.
"High pressure will linger around the west and southwest of the country, allowing for more settled conditions now and again with the chance of some sunny spells at times but also feeling cold, with an overnight frost likely.
"Fairly breezy throughout the period but when any clearer and calmer conditions prevail it will lead to some overnight fog."
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