WEATHER FORECAST: Driver alert as snow and ice warning remains in place in Kilkenny
Motorists have been urged to drive carefully this morning as a snow and ice warning remains in place in Kilkenny and the rest of the country until 11am.
Met Éireann issued Status Yellow the Status Yellow snow and ice warning from 4pm this afternoon.
The national forecaster predicting scattered showers of hail, sleet and snow which may lead to icy stretches on the roads this morning.
Met Éireann said showers will be most widespread in the west and north of the country where some build-up of snow is likely. There will also be isolated thunderstorms.
The forecaster said rain will clear eastwards quickly tomorrow morning, with some sunny spells and showers to follow from the west with fresh to strong westerly winds. Met Éireann said: “Some of the showers will be of hail with thunderstorms possible. They will turn increasingly wintry, through the evening and early night. Highest temperatures of around 4 to 8 degrees with fresh to strong west or northwest winds. Showers will become confined to western and northern counties on Saturday night with long dry periods elsewhere. Lowest temperatures of 0 to +4 degrees.”
Although there will be a few wintry showers in the northwest on Sunday, Kilkenny and the south east will be mainly dry. But Met Éireann warned: “Rain will develop in the southwest and spread northeastwards through the afternoon and evening. Daytime temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees, but becoming milder as rain moves northeastwards with fresh southerly winds. Sunday night will be mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain and drizzle.”