Updated: 09/02/18 : 06:28:44
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Status Yellow snow and ice warning for north west

A new Snow-ice warning came into effect yesterday evening, Thursday.

According to the Status Yellow warning issued at 4pm, and scattered showers of snow have already fallen across Sligo and the north west region.

Met Eireann warn that the showers may lead to accumulations of up to 3cm.

The showers will be most frequent in the west and north of the country.

Motorists have been warned to watch out for slippery paths and roads due to an accumulation of ice.

Temperatures will also plunge, with lows of -2C leading to a widespread frost and icy stretches on the roads.

Friday will be cold, with afternoon temperatures set to be no higher than 6C.

The outlook for the weekend is for more of the same, with wintry showers, ice and frost expected.

Saturday will be wet and windy but it will turn colder on Saturday night with sleet and snow forecast.

Sunday will be 'raw' with more wintry showers on the way, especially in the west of the country.

The east will be brighter but it will be cold too, with temperatures only hitting 5C.

Met Eireann say winds will make it feel even colder.

Sunday night will also bring yet another widespread 'sharp to severe' frost.