SCOTS face the first major snowfall of winter on Friday in a storm dubbed the ‘mini Beast from the East’.
Met Office experts warn blizzards will blow westwards across Scotland — just like the nightmare blast from two years ago.
And travellers have been told to expect delays due to the risk of blocked roads and crashes.
The same irregular weather pattern sparked The Beast in February 2018, which brought the country to a standstill.
Bonnie Diamond of the Met Office said: “It’s not often that we see a low pressure system moving east to west.
“We’re expecting a significant snow event, with high impacts on the travel network.”
A yellow “be aware” warning period will run from 3am tomorrow until midday.
Up to two inches (5cm) of snow could fall in areas above 500ft, with as much as eight inches (20cm) in spots above 1,300ft.
Drivers on the A9 between Perth and Inverness and A90 Aberdeen to Perth route may have to battle large snowfalls.
And the M74 is likely to suffer freezing conditions.
Douglas Cairns of Traffic Scotland said: “We have a record number of gritters available to keep the trunk road network moving. It’s a reminder for people to check they are winter-ready.”
We told earlier how snow could hit ANYWHERE in Scotland this week as temperatures plummeted.
After what was a chilly weekend, forecasters are predicting up to 11 days of the white stuff.
And while they say that anywhere in the UK could get wintry, the far north of Scotland is expected to be hit hardest.
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