National weather warnings have been downgraded, but we're not out of the woods yet 4 years ago

National weather warnings have been downgraded, but we're not out of the woods yet

The worst of Storm Emma is over, but now we face another problem.

All that snow has to go somewhere, and as we've already seen in parts of the country, there is an ongoing threat of flooding anywhere that the snowfall was particularly bad.

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The folks at Met Eireann have given their latest weather update, as of first thing Saturday morning.

There is a status orange Snow-ice Warning for Munster, Leinster, Cavan and Monaghan.

Some snow this morning, widespread treacherous surfaces due to ice and lying snow. Rain will begin to spread from the south today and this will start the melting process with potential flooding.

Meanwhile, there is a status yellow Snow-ice Warning for Connacht and Donegal.

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Some snow today with treacherous surfaces due to ice and lying snow.

Both status alerts are in place until 6pm on Saturday evening, at which point both will be re-assessed.

However, over the coming days, there are heavy rainfalls expected, which will melt the snow accumulations and result in risks of flooding.

Heading into early next week, the rain is expected to continue, and while the majority of the snow has passed us by, the temperatures are still expected to dip to as low as -2 in places.

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