Snow, ice and rain coming for Friday and the weekend


A status yellow warning from Met Eireann is in place until midday. However, a band of rain will spread eastwards overnight with southerly winds becoming strong.

FRIDAY: Partly cloudy skies and milder temperatures develop, with a high of 55 degrees Friday afternoon.

Friday morning will be cold with frost and wintry showers, according to Met Éireann.

We saw bands of showers that moved across the region Wednesday with even some isolated lightning and thunder. Temperatures will reach the low 60s for most.

Dry and clear for a time in the evening with a frost developing.

"Futurecast shows 1/2 to 1" of rain will be possible Friday night through Saturday.

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Happy Thursday! Clouds continue to move out of our area and temperatures have fallen into the 30s this morning. It will spread eastwards through the evening and early night, falling as sleet and snow in many areas.

"Highest temperature of just 2 to 6C with moderate to fresh westerly winds".

SUNDAY NIGHT: Rain showers taper off and chilly temperatures continue, with an overnight low temperature of 30 degrees. Expect rain coverage to be at 50% with lows in the lower 60s and highs in the mid 70s.

Wintry showers will follow from the west overnight. Lowest temperatures will range from -3°C to 0°C.

Saturday and Sunday will be wet at times with Sunday being the wettest day overall. Good spells of sunshine are expected between the showers, nearly unbroken in many places.