THE Met Office has issued a weather warning for snow in North Ayrshire.

The yellow warning for snow and ice is valid from 6pm tonight until 10am tomorrow morning with winter weather expected across much of the country.

The warning states: "Expect some icy patches to form on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths on Thursday evening and overnight into Friday.

There is a risk of slippery surfaces and difficult driving conditions. Snow showers are expected, mainly over higher ground in the north and west of Scotland, with longer journey times possible."

To keep up to date with the latest weather warnings click here.

As a precaution North Ayrshire Council gritters will be treating all priority 1 routes at 3pm and 3am