It will remain generally cloudy and breezy, with outbreaks of mostly light snow continuing overnight and widespread icy stretches developing, according to the latest forecast.
As the night progresses the snow is likely to increasingly turn to sleet at low levels and along the coast, with a minimum temperature -2 °C.
Sunday will be cloudy and breezy, and it will gradually become slightly milder with outbreaks of snow becoming confined to high ground, with rain and sleet at lower levels.
Maximum temperature 4 °C.
Monday to Wednesday will see much milder and less windy weather. Some spells of rain, these possibly turning to sleet over the hills, interspersed with clearer intervals.
This gives a risk of icy stretches overnight.
A look back at some of today's weather stories:
Watch firefighters tackle the snow mounds which have closed the A690
Part of Sunderland pier collapses following bad weather
Volunteers spend Saturday clearing snow from Sunderland school site ready for Monday reopening
Road in Sunderland closed due to 'snow drifts'
More snow due to fall in North East today