A YELLOW weather warning for snow and ice in the Borders has been extended until tomorrow afternoon (Friday, January 8).

First issued yesterday, the Met Office warning will now continue until noon on January 8.

The warning – which is of medium likelihood and low impact – could cause travel disruption as well as the risk of slips and falls from icy conditions, according to forecasters.

A Met Office spokesperson said: "The warning has been extended to cover parts of the Western Isles and southeast Scotland and now includes the risk of impacts from ice.

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"Frequent and heavy snow showers will affect the region overnight, before gradually easing during Friday morning, with many areas becoming dry in the afternoon.

"Around 2 to 5cm is expected to fall in the area, with up to 10cm possible in a few places above 150 metres, chiefly in the far north and northeast.

"Ice is likely to be an additional hazard."

Across the Borders, there is a chance of snow overnight, with temperatures dropping to -6°c in the early hours of the morning on Friday.

There will be sunny spells during the day on Friday, but temperatures will again drop below 0°c as the weekend draws nearer.