A third weather warning has been issued for snow as Scotland is set to be battered by wintry weather in the coming days.
On Sunday, the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for the Highlands, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Angus and Shetland.
The warning, which came into force at 6pm and applies until midnight, means some parts of the country will see up to 5cm of snow falling.
The Met Office warned there may be some disruption to travel as a result of the wintry weather, and urged motorists to take care on roads.
It comes as a yellow weather warning for snow and ice covering a wider area is set to come into force in the early hours of Monday, expanding to more eastern areas on Tuesday.
As temperatures fall, snow showers are forecast across the Western Isles, Highlands, northwest, Orkney, Shetland and down the east coast of Scotland.
The Met Office said there was a chance some rural communities could become cut off amid the snow and ice.
Meanwhile STV meteorologist Sean Batty warned temperatures could drop as low as -15C in the coming days.
Insight Philip Petrie
“The Met Office had already issued two weather warnings for snow and ice lasting the whole of Monday, and the whole of Tuesday but now a third warning has been issued.
“With snow expected to arrive earlier than previously thought, a snow weather warning comes into effect at 6pm tonight covering parts of Angus, Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen City, Moray, the Highlands and Shetland.
“Overnight tonight we will see a cold front moving south across the country bringing with it showers and also some strengthening winds, so those showers will be quite blustery and increasingly turning to snow through the night. We can expect to see 2 to 5cm falling in some spots within the warning area.
“We’ll have similar conditions over the first two days of the working week, with further snow showers spilling in from the north on this bitterly cold northerly airflow. Only a handful of those showers will filter further south of the country, and any that do will not be as heavy as those expected in the north.”
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