VIDEO: 80mph winds forecast for Rotherham as Storm Doris hits
The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for Thursday with widespread disruption to travel expected.
Heavy rain is also expected with snow possible over high ground as the storm clears eastwards.
Steve Willington, chief meteorologist, said: “We have named Storm Doris as we expect winds of up to 80mph, heavy rain and some snowfall to cause disruption across some central and northern parts of the UK on Thursday.
“As well as heavy rain, as the low pressure system moves eastwards it will draw down cold air from the north which will cause some of this precipitation to fall as snow across parts of northern England and Scotland.
“It will be a very unsettled day of weather so make sure you keep up to date with your local forecast and any weather warnings for your area.”