Temperatures will plummet on higher ground while most of the UK will see the mercury hovering just above 0C. The cold weather will mean a chilly end to January.
A snow map WXCharts shows much of Scotland covered in a blanket of snow on January 29.
The heaviest showers will be concentrated in the west of the country where seven inches of snow is expected to fall before 6am.
The Western Isles will see around two inches of snowfall in the morning.
Southern Scotland will also see its share of the white stuff, though it’s not expected to be as deep as in the North with just one inch falling.
In England, on January 27, the Lake District will be covered in two inches of snow.
In parts of North Yorkshire and Lancashire – mostly between Leeds, Manchester and Preston – charts on Windy.com predict 1.5in of snowfall by 7pm.
North Wales, specifically Gwynedd and Conwy, will get a little under one inch of snow on January 27.
WXCharts predict more snow for those areas on the morning of January 29, but shows most of it melted away come the evening.
As for the beginning of February, the southeast will see drier, brighter conditions with light winds, while the northwest gets heavier rainfall and stronger gusts.
The Met Office said: “There is potentially a greater risk of frost and fog patches developing towards the southeast.
“During colder, showery interludes, any snow will most likely be over higher ground in the north, but it could fall to lower levels at times.
“Temperatures will remain close to or above average through the period, though will likely fluctuate as frontal systems pass through, especially in the north.”