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

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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.