The Met Office has extended a yellow weather warning for snow and ice covering parts of the County Durham, Teesside and North Yorkshire. 

The warning, which will be in place from 6pm on Saturday to 12pm on Sunday, covers Darlington, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, Northallerton, Shildon, Thirk, and other locations. 

The Northern Echo: The Angel of the North in the snowThe Angel of the North in the snow (Image: NORTH NEWS)

But the weather warning doesn't extend to Durham, Newcastle or Sunderland. 

The weather service warned that some roads and railways are “likely to be affected” by the conditions with longer journey times by road, bus and train.

The Northern Echo: The frozen lake in Saltwell Park, GatesheadThe frozen lake in Saltwell Park, Gateshead (Image: NORTH NEWS)

The Met Office added that there would probably be some icy patches on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths resulting in “some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces”.

The Met Office have predicted a very frosty morning on Saturday (December 2) with a risk of ice on untreated surfaces, with patchy freezing fog slow to clear.

The Northern Echo: A dog walker at Saltwell Park, GatesheadA dog walker at Saltwell Park, Gateshead (Image: NORTH NEWS)

This will be followed by dry spells which will remain mostly dry as those around the region continue to feel the cold.

There will be a maximum temperature of 2 °C today, with the North East expecting a minimum temperature of -3 °C tonight.

The Northern Echo: An iced over lake in Saltwell ParkAn iced over lake in Saltwell Park (Image: NORTH NEWS)

This evening will see clear skies and a widespread frost, with a chance of some snow arriving later tonight.

On Sunday (December 3), the forecaster has predicted the weather will remain generally dry, cloudy and very cold.

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They expect there will be patchy snow first thing which will soon clear.

Meanwhile, Monday and Tuesday will potentially see further outbreaks of sleet or snow, with snow likely especially over high ground.

It also predicted the weather will become drier later on Tuesday, while Wednesday will see the weather remain mainly dry.

Temperatures are predicted to remain below average for this period.