WRAP up warm and keep those wellies handy was the message to Huddersfield people from weather forecasters.
Snow showers could reach the town by early afternoon today.
Coupled with bitterly cold winds it could be a difficult journey home for many this evening.
Meteorologist Paul Stevens, of Salendine Nook, said between two and five centimetres of snow could fall today with much of it travelling across the Pennines in the late afternoon, early evening and overnight.
Temperatures will hover around freezing all day with Mr Stevens blaming Siberian winds for the biting cold.
"This is the first Siberian outbreak we have had for around 10 years and it will feel very cold all day," he said.
"This could be the first significant snowfall that many children have seen for some time - so sledges at the ready!"
Mr Stevens said temperatures plummeted over the weekend with Friday being the coldest of the current cold snap, at minus 2.2°C.
Today temperatures are not expected to rise much above 1°C, but with the wind chill factor it will feel much colder.
Mr Stevens said the cold spell would continue well into Wednesday with further snow showers expected.
He advised people to check before travelling over the next few days to avoid being caught out.
The Met Office nationally has issued a severe weather warning for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, Northern England and Northern Ireland and advised motorists to take extreme care when driving on icy roads.
Kirklees highways department was closely monitoring the situation in anticipation of snow showers expected later today.