The Met Office is predicting a warmer and drier day for the North East than we've seen in previous days.

The day will start cloudy, with showers over western hills, and possibly wintry over peaks.

Drier further east, becoming brighter for all by late morning as western showers ease.

Isolated blustery showers moving eastward later.

Mild Maximum temperature 8 °C.

Into tonight, blustery showers spread more widely through the evening, turning to snow over the Cheviots and Pennines.

Drier overnight with clear spells, becoming cold with a risk of icy stretches. 

Here is the weather forecast today:

9am: 4C with <5% chance of rain

10am: 5C with 10% chance of rain

11am: 6C with 10% chance of rain

12pm: 7C with <5% chance of rain

1pm: 7C with <5%  chance of rain

2pm: 7C with <5%  chance of rain

3pm: 7C with <5%  chance of rain

4pm: 6C with <5% chance of rain

5pm: 6C with 10% chance of rain

6pm: 5C with 10% chance of rain

7pm: 5C with 20% chance of rain

8pm: 6C with 40% chance of rain

9pm: 5C with 10% chance of rain

10pm: 4C with <5% chance of rain

11pm: 4C with <5% chance of rain