FORECASTERS are predicting strong winds to hit the North East, and they could bring snow showers on higher ground.
Temperatures are not expected to rise far above 4C today with another frosty night.
The skies will be clear until Wednesday when clouds roll in, bringing rain and possible hill snow.
But it is Wednedsay and Thursday when the Met Office is expecting the weather to worsen.
A spokesman said: “It will be very windy with gales likely. There will be sunny spells but it will be cold with blustery, wintry showers. Rain and hill snow is possible during Thursday night.
“Friday will be mainly bright with lighter winds.”