A yellow weather warning has been issued for Greater Manchester.
Snow and slits have already arrived in some parts of the region and are forecast to continue until Friday evening.
The meteorological office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow, slit and rain from now until 9 p.m.
As the risk of accidents increases, drivers are warned about the harsh driving situation.
Forecasters say the rain will turn into a downpour this evening and will continue overnight, with the heaviest falling over the Peninsula.
This week’s winter spell will have a minimum temperature of 1C tonight.
The Yellow Warning states: “Currently the precipitation area is expected to slow down, snow will fall on higher routes (above 300 meters) and the possibility of heavy eruptions may bring down temporarily lying snow about 100 meters above sea level.
“Ah can not be expected to accumulate more than a few centimeters and is often transient.
“As the rainfall subsides later today and the warm air gradually mixes, any magic element will eventually be confined to the highest places in the evening, where its effects are likely to be minimal.”
Snowfall has already disrupted across the Northwest today.
The snow closed two major routes between Manchester and Sheffield, leaving vehicles stranded near the Snake Pass.
Both the A57 Snake Pass and Woodhead Pass were closed due to dangerous conditions.
However, bright weather on the weekends and even some sunshine on Saturday with rising temperatures.
The outbreak of rain at first will clear up by midnight