THE Borders has been given a new weather warning for today (Wednesday) and tomorrow.

After a previous yellow warning for ice – which was in place until 11am this morning – the Met Office has now issued a yellow warning for snow and ice from 3pm today (January 6) until midnight tomorrow.

A Met Office spokesperson said: "A band of sleet and snow will arrive across northwest Scotland on Wednesday afternoon and move southeastwards across most parts of Scotland overnight, clearing southwards on Thursday morning. 1cm-2cm snow is likely to settle at low levels quite widely with 3cm-6cm above 200 metres and up to 10cm above 300 metres.

"Rain is more likely around some coasts, and snow may also turn to rain at low levels inland before clearing to leave a risk of ice on untreated surfaces on Thursday morning.

"Following the clearance of the rain, sleet and snow on Thursday morning, much of inland Scotland will be dry for most of the day.

"However, snow showers will then follow into northern Scotland on Thursday, especially during the afternoon and evening.

"A further 2cm-5cm is likely at low levels with around 10cm accumulating above 200 metres.

"This warning will likely be updated on Thursday."

Temperatures will drop to -4°c tonight in parts of the Borders and will reach no higher than 1°c on Thursday, forecasters say.

Snow is also predicted on Friday.

The Met Office has advised that there could be travel disruptions and risks of injury from this latest bout of winter weather.

For more updates, visit the Met Office website.