With a risk of ice and snow, the Met Office has issued a yellow warning.
It says: “A widespread frost has developed during Monday evening. Outbreaks of rain, sleet or snow will then arrive from the west during the first part of Tuesday.
“Rain or sleet falling onto freezing surfaces will bring a risk of ice, whilst snow will fall briefly to quite low levels, especially across the north east of Scotland and northern England, but will become confined to high ground through the morning.
“Please be aware of the risk of icy surfaces and the potential for some difficult travelling conditions on Tuesday morning, especially on high level routes.”
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South Tyneside, Hartlepool and Sunderland are expected to reach temperature highs of 8C today and lows of -1C which will feel like -5C, with moderate visibility between 8am and 11am, so motorists should drive carefully.
The weather warning is in place until 10am.