The Met Office warned of an inch of snow on some Scottish hills today and more snow tomorrow night continuing into Thursday afternoon.
These strong winds are expected to move east across the country during Wednesday then move south-eastwards tonight before easing from the south-east of England around dawn on Thursday.
This afternoon is forecast to be dry for most parts of England and Wales but most of Scotland will experience some rain
There will be delays on the roads and rail with outbreaks of heavy rain that will add to the hard travel conditions.
The Met Office has included Derry in a list of places in the North expected to be hit with heavy rain on Wednesday..
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A yellow warning for rain is also in place between 8am and 11pm on Wednesday for the Yorkshire and Humber region. The impact of the heavy rain will be worsened by strong winds across many parts of the warning area.
"Spray and flooding on roads will probably make journey times longer".
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Strong winds of 50mph - even up to 70mph - are likely to cause a stir across the county. Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services.
"Many places within the warning area will see 25 to 50mm of rain, with around 100mm possible over higher ground".
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Britain will then be reaching for gloves and woolly hats as temperatures plummet from Friday evening with lows of -5C this weekend.