Met Office forecasters have had their say on reports that temperatures will plummet to as low as -10C over the next few days with snowfall on the way.
Heavy snow, ice and flooding hit Lancashire, Cumbria and other parts of the UK last month as part of Storm Darcy with numerous yellow and amber alert warnings issued.
Last weekend saw much of the country get its first taste of warm weather with Lancashire Police partly blaming the rising mercury levels on a big surge on Covid lockdown breaches, along with lockdown 'fatigue'.
More than 200 fines were issued to individuals breaking the restrictions as large crowds were seen congregating in Blackpool and Lytham.
Some media outlets have recently reported that a freezing Arctic blast is set to sweep across the country this weekend with -10C nights on the cards for some areas of the UK.
By 12pm on Friday, WXCharts snow probability maps show there is a 90 per cent risk of snow to the North East of the UK. Further south the snow risk falls, with a probability of between 10-60 percent.
Alex Burkill, a meteorologist at the Met Office, spoke to LancsLive and confirmed what the weather forecast will be for Lancashire and the rest of the country.
He said: "Over the next few days high pressure is firmly in control. It will bring a lot calmer weather and lighter winds.
"However it's not necessarily going to be that sunny and will be quite cloudy at times. There will be some breaks in the cloud and the daytime temperatures will be average for this time of year.
"It won't be especially warm tonight (Thursday) with temperatures in Lancashire dropping below freezing and to around -1C or -2C.
"Temperatures in some of the sheltered glens in Scotland could fall as low as -10C.
"Tomorrow night (Friday) in Lancashire the temperature will drop to around -4C and could be a bit colder depending on the cloud coverage. If there are clearer skies then there will be lower temperatures.
"For Saturday and Sunday night it will be less cold but will still probably be around -2C or -3C.
"This weekend during the day it won't feel warm with temperatures a bit below the average. It will be mid to high single figures if you are in the sunshine."
Met Office forecast for the rest of the week:
Largely dry through the evening and night with clear spells at times. The night will feel chilly for all with a likelihood of widespread frost. Minimum temperature -2 °C.
A bright but cold start with widespread frost. Largely fine and dry throughout the day with sunny intervals. Feeling chilly overnight with further frost likely. Maximum temperature 8 °C.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday:
Remaining dry on Saturday with sunny spells, but still cold overnight with widespread frost. Turning cloudier on Sunday. Breezier on Monday with outbreaks of rain.