Temperatures in Dundee and Tayside are set to plummet bringing flurries of snow to the region.
A cold weather front is advancing on Dundee from continental Europe according to Met Office forecasters, meaning the mercury will fall.
The air is moving west from colder parts of Russia.
Sarah Kent, forecaster with the Met Office, said temperatures are set to fall to levels more commonly associated with this time of year from next week.
She said: “Towards the end of the week we’re starting to see high pressure influencing the weather.
“We’re looking at south-easterly winds from the continent coming in and with that the temperatures will take a bit of a tumble.
“We have had very mild temperatures recently, so people are going to notice that dip.
“Averages in Dundee for this time of year tend to be between 8C-9C.
“In the second half of the weekend it’ll be about 10C and on Monday it’ll be 8C or 9C.”
In February and March, the Beast from the East – another cold weather front from Russia – crippled road networks and forced schools and other public buildings across Tayside to close.
But Ms Kent said this incoming weather front, while likely to bring some snow, won’t be as dramatic.
She said: “It’s going to be colder and that will continue for the rest of the week.
“If the temperature is 7C or 8C at the coast, it’s going to be colder further inland and we’ll likely see some snow higher up.
“But it’s not the right set-up for the same conditions as we saw earlier this year, as the temperatures have been very mild recently.
“It’s colder in February in places like Siberia than it is in November.
“It’s coming from the same kind of situation, but it’s not the same type of weather.”
The weather in the coming days weather is likely to be dry, with mild gusts of 20mph at the weekend, rising to 30mph next week.