The Met Office yellow ‘be prepared’ alert is valid between midnight and 11.45pm on Friday.
A spokesman for the Met Office said: “An area of rain will move across the UK from the south on Friday afternoon and into the evening. As this rain arrives it will fall as snow.
“The public should be aware of the potential for very poor conditions and disruption to travel due to snow as well as temporary blizzard conditions over the higher routes due to strong winds accompanying the system.”
Snow fell in parts of Derbyshire earlier this week.