The Met Office has issued a yellow weather alert for heavy snow and high winds for the north-east on Thursday.
The enhanced warning warns of the extreme weather bringing blizzard-like conditions.
A warning for snow and ice is currently in place for northern parts until midnight before the new weather alert comes into force.
⚠️ Yellow weather warning issued ⚠️
Snow and Ice across northern parts of Scotland
Valid until 2359 this evening ❄️
Latest info 👉 https://t.co/QwDLMfRBfs
— Met Office (@metoffice) January 20, 2021
Road journeys through Moray are likely to be affected by snow and ice today, with further warnings in place for the north-east tomorrow expected to bring further disruption.
The Met Office say the extreme weather is likely to lead to delay in travel with some rural communities also potentially becoming cut off, with power supply and mobile phone coverage also suggested to be impacted.
Beyond Thursday, a rain warning is in place for eastern parts of the country on Friday until midday, stretching from just north of Aberdeen to Orkney, incorporating Caithness.