Ms Kirkwood told BBC Breakfast viewers that an area of low pressure is dominating the weather across Britain. She added that wherever you are based in the UK “you are going to be cold” on Thursday as temperatures are low throughout Britain.
Ms Kirkwood said: “There is some ice and some snow to watch out for this morning.
“We have had some snow overnight falling across parts of Scotland mostly in the hills but some of it has got down to lower levels.
“There is also ice to watch out for across Northern Ireland, northern England and also Scotland.
“Low pressure is dominating our weather, from tomorrow something milder starts to swing in from the east and that will change the weather.
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“Some of us will see some snow and that will eventually get back to rain.
“There are fewer showers for Scotland and Northern Ireland on Thursday.”
She continued: “Meanwhile, across England and Wales we have got rain pushing eastwards and northwards.
“Some of this will be heavy later on in the day and some of the showers across the hills will be wintry.
The BBC meteorologist added: “Overnight Thursday into Friday, we will see this band of cloud and rain and some hail snow push into Scotland and, by the end of the night, we could see some laying snow in both of those areas.
“Meanwhile, we’ve got this rain here across the southeast of England.
“Overnight, too, we could see some of that too in heavier bursts producing snow and even at lower levels getting down across the Chilterns and the Downs, for example.
“We don’t expect a lot from this but I will keep you posted.”