Weather warnings have been issued across the UK this weekend as Storm Jorge is expected to hit but Glasgow may be left mostly unscathed. 

"Persistent snow" is expected to batter parts of Scotland north of the central belt as well as areas south of Glasgow. 

However, even areas not included in the warning zones will endure sleet and cold temperatures. 

Heavy rain is expected to batter Glasgow this afternoon with wind gusts reaching up to 37mph, but as of Saturday morning, no warnings were issued for the city by the Met Office. 

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Two of Scotland’s main roads, the M74 and A9, lie within the two warning zones.

SEPA has also issued a Flood Alert for the area with the storm resulting in higher tides. 

The Met Office warns of travel disruptions and even slight chances of vehicles becoming stranded on the higher trunk routes north of Glasgow.

Storm Jorge was named by the Spanish meteorological service on Thursday as it hit Spain before moving towards the UK. 

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It is the third named storm to batter the UK this February, with Storm Ciara and Dennis already wreaking havoc over successive weekends. 

The next storm named by the UK Met Office is expected to be given the name Ellen and would be the fifth named storm of the year so far. 

Met Office forecaster Emma Salter said rain is expected to continue until about 11am, before sunshine dominates through the middle of the day.

Snow will continue to fall, especially in the Scottish Highlands, where Ms Salter said up to 30cm is predicted in some places.

Ms Salter said the Met Office encouraged people to "slow down, plan ahead and look out for each other" during the cold and stormy weather.