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Blustery, wintry conditions to unfold across the UK on Sunday

By Eric Leister, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
By Adam Douty, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
November 25, 2017, 11:26:40 AM EST

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Cold and blustery conditions are in store from Sunday across the United Kingdom as some areas can expect to get wintry showers.

Following a stretch of mild weather earlier this week, cold air spread over the U.K. on Friday and will remain entrenched across the country into Sunday.

High temperatures will fail to reach 4 C (39 F) across the higher ground of Northern England and the interior of Scotland on Sunday.

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Elsewhere, high temperatures will range from 5-9 C (40-48 F), and gusty winds will make it feel even colder.

Winds from the northwest will gust at 20-30 mph (32-48 km/h) throughout the day across Scotland and Northern Ireland. Similar gusts will unfold across Wales and England during the afternoon hours.

Showers will be scattered across western and northern Scotland, northwestern England, Wales, Northern Ireland and southwestern England.

The cold air will cause showers to be wintry across the high ground of northwestern England and Scotland.

Snow may fall in the lower elevations on Sunday morning as temperatures fall closer to freezing.

These falling temperatures may also cause wet, untreated surfaces to become icy, resulting in slower travel and difficult driving conditions.

Temperatures are expected remain above freezing across most of the U.K. on Sunday night limiting the threat for any icy spots to the Scottish Highlands.

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A potent storm system will bring the threat for rain, wind and snow to the U.K. beginning on Sunday and lasting into the early week.

Milder air will spread over Northern Ireland, Wales and England as the storm arrives, causing precipitation to fall as rain.

Even though these areas will escape any snowfall, downpours can result in travel delays, especially when combined with gusty winds of 30-40 mph (48-65 km/h).

Farther north, cold air will remain in place across Scotland to allow a steady snow to fall across the interior.

Gusty winds and showers, wintry on hills, will continue across the country on Tuesday as another shot of cold air rushes southward.

Unsettled and chilly weather is likely to continue through at least the middle of next week.

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