THE North-East and North Yorkshire is set to see heavy snow later this week.

Parts of the region will see 'heavy snow' this Thursday, with others facing heavy rain and sleet, according to The Met Office.

A Yellow weather warning for snow has since been issued, placing the whole region under alert from 5am on Wednesday to 9pm on Thursday.

Snowfall is mainly expected in Darlington and much of County Durham.

Much of Teesside is expected to escape the flurry with all areas, except from Stockton, expected to see heavy rain instead. 

In North Yorkshire, Hambleton and Richmondshire is also set to see heavy snowfall over the same time period.

According to the forecast, the wintry showers will start as sleet at just after midnight on Thursday and get heavier from 6am until noon.

This will make way for lighter spells of snow at 6pm and turn to cloud later that night.

This follows a spell of snow last week for the North Yorkshire and the North-East, which led to the closure of schools and public transport disruption.

The snow will be shortlived, however, making way for a cloudy and dry day on Friday.

Before then the region can expect a mixture of sunshine and showers with the rain at its heaviest on Wednesday.