However the Met Office forecaster Helen Roberts said it “would be fleeting and it would not settle”.
“Showers arriving from the east coast will bring rain, sleet, snow and hail today,” the Met Office said.
Yellow weather warnings issued for icy patches in western Wales, Cornwall and much of Northern Ireland.
Pedestrians should take extra care due to icy stretches on pavements, forecasters said.
“Journey times may be longer by road, bus and rail,” said the Met Office.
“Icy stretches are also expected to form on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths or where showers cause wash off on treated roads, particularly during Thursday evening and Friday morning.”
A tiny bit of snow starts falling in London and you can hear the wave of excitement pass through my office
Up to 2-5 cm of snow could fall on ground above 100m, primarily over Scotland and northeast England.
❄️ It’s snowing at St James’s Palace! ☃️ pic.twitter.com/KJu96OIZE8— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) November 30, 2017
We welcome your contact if you have news story, or event you would like covered.