Snow looks set to fall overnight over higher ground in north-east Scotland on Thursday while a band of rain stretches across northern England.
The Met Office warns there is a risk of road and rail delays, while communities could become cut off.
The chief forecaster's assessment said: "As a weather system moves in from the south and comes up against cold air over the United Kingdom, there is a chance rain could turn to heavy snow in places".
However heavy rain and even possible hill snow is likely later on Easter Sunday and into Monday. Across the weekened, temperatures in parts of the south could just about reach double figures while some parts of Scotland will struggle to get above 5C.
More chances of precipitation move in tomorrow for the start of the Easter weekend.
There are yellow weather warnings out for snow in Scotland from Thursday night and into Friday.
"Easter is always a busy period on the road network and we'd urge all motorists to make sure they do their bit to check their vehicle is roadworthy before setting off over this period".
So the Easter weekend is upon us, and many of us are hoping to get out and about in Cornwall, but what does the weather have in store? Minimum temperature 1 °C.
Sunday is forecast to be a much calmer day, with more settled conditions and spells of sunshine, despite some rain in northern England. There will be gentle to moderate easterly winds.
Remaining overcast with outbreaks of rain, but more showery in nature.
It will be partly sunny on Thursday, with a high temperature near 51 degrees.
This isn't the first time we've had snow on Easter Sunday.
Monday is expected to be cloudy and very wet.
However as wind patterns have changed, the majority of the cold air is now expected to blow in from the East.