A variety of weather is expected across the United Kingdom over the Easter weekend, often on the cold side with showers and longer spells of rain at times, but there will also be drier spells with some sunshine for people to get out and enjoy the long weekend.
The warning has been issued for between 00.15 on Monday morning and 23.45 on the same evening.
Thursday morning rain and snow showers will decrease through the afternoon.
Along the Front Range, there will be about 1-3 inches of snow accumulation.
He said: "Low pressure will dominate for the start of the Easter weekend, it will bring bands of rain and brisk winds too, this will continue on and off into Saturday, but there are signs of that system clearing away for Easter Day".
"Where there are impacts from this they could be significant and we could see snow to low levels for a time".More news: Foreign Minister Bishop 'not considering' Australia World Cup boycott
The warning is in force for Derbyshire from 12.15am until 11.45pm and warns of the possibility of heavy snow, especially for high ground.
On top of travel woes, it will feel very cold overnight for much of the weekend, with temperatures hovering around freezing for the Midlands, and dipping as low as -5C in Scotland.
Thunderstorms are possible on Thursday night as a large band of torrential rain surges across north-east England. "Most likely to rain down towards the south".
There had been suggestions that another blast of similar weather from Siberia would give us a white Easter, but those predictions have since been softened. The skies will be mostly cloudy, with an expected high of 54 degrees. Maximum Temperature 9 °C.
"But even if you've got sunny conditions for much of the day it's cold, temperatures only 5 or 6C with some feeling even colder with that wind coming in from the north sea". Showers or some longer spells of rain and hill snow. Snow is expected to fall to lower levels across Scotland, over the hills of Wales and on higher levels in northern England.