Met Éireann forecasts risk of sleet and possibly snow in parts of Ireland this weekend
Watch out for snow this weekend.
After an uncharacteristically mild and warm December for most parts of Ireland, January has reared its ugly head once again. Yep, the month truly is a miserable sod but hey, it's nothing we're not unfamiliar with.
However, with the mercury dropping, the chances of snowfall only increase and Met Éireann has forecast that Sunday is shaping up to be particularly chilly, with a "risk of sleet and possibly snow on higher ground" as the chilly conditions become more prominent.
In terms of the general forecast for the rest of the week, Wednesday is set to be cloudy with patches of drizzle, mist, and limited sunny spells in most areas.
The dry conditions will carry into tonight with patches of mist and fog developing in some areas.
As for Thursday, it's also set to be a cloudy day with patches of mist, fog and drizzle at times. The mist and fog is expected to carry over into Thursday night.
The same conditions are expected on Friday, with clouds, drizzle and mist expected.
Sadly, the rain is set to arrive on Saturday with a band of rain pushing into the west early in the afternoon, with the wet conditions set to spread eastwards throughout the day and night. Temperatures are expected to range between 0 to +4 degrees with frost forming overnight.
It appears that Sunday will bear the brunt of the bad weather as the mix of sunny spells and scattered showers gives way.
Met Éireann has forecast a risk of hail and thunder and that a persistent band of rain will push into the west of the country with some wintry fall possible on higher ground.
As for Sunday night, it's expected to be wet and windy, with heavy and persistent rain across much of the country and a risk of sleet and possibly snow on higher ground.