Minus temperatures have been forecast for this weekend over the weekend, as wind and ice have been predicated for the region. 

On Saturday (November 25), temperatures could reach minus one degree throughout parts of the North East, including County Durham, Northumberland, and Tyne and Wear. 

While no weather warning has been put in place for the region, or any of the UK this weekend, Met Office has warned people of a significant dip in temperatures. 

Here is the picture of the weather for the rest of this week: 

Wednesday: Highs of 10°C/lows of 10°C

Thursday: Highs of 10°C/lows of 2°C

Friday: Highs of 3°C/lows of 0°C

Saturday: Highs of 2°C/lows of -1°C

Sunday: Highs of 6°C/lows of 3°C

The Met Office hasn't mentioned snow anywhere in the forecast for the next seven days but does mention 'wintry showers' in the longer-term forecast for December. 

Here is the short-term and long-term forecast: 

Today: A cloudy start with outbreaks of rain mainly confined to southern parts. Cooler, clearer and drier conditions will gradually spread southwards to give fine afternoon with light winds. Sunshine turning increasingly hazy as high cloud spills eastwards. Maximum temperature 9 °C.

Tonight: Cloud will continue to thicken through the evening, spreading across the region overnight. Rain following from the west by dawn with winds strengthening. Minimum temperature 5 °C.

Wednesday: Outbreaks of rain may turn heavy and persistent at times, especially over western hills. Drier and brighter conditions becoming established in the east. Windy but feeling rather mild. Maximum temperature 12 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday: Band of rain sinking south on Thursday and outbreaks of drizzle over the Pennines. Turning colder and brighter by Friday with plenty of sunshine, but also some blustery coastal showers.

Saturday 25 Nov - Monday 4 Dec: The early part of this period sees colder air continue to sink south, likely reaching all parts of the UK by the end of the weekend, perhaps with the exception of the far southwest.

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Wintry showers and strong winds are likely in northern and eastern areas, with the risk of overnight frosts increasing through the weekend.

Into next week, an east-west split in weather conditions is most likely. The west will have more chance of seeing, milder conditions; clouds, with patchy rain and drizzle, while further east, colder, drier and brighter conditions with blustery wintry showers will likely persist.

It is uncertain how prolonged this cold spell with be, but likely that through this period, milder, more unsettled conditions from the west will gradually replace the colder air.