Met Éireann is forecasting a dip in temperatures this weekend and early next week after a few days of mild conditions.
Thursday night will be generally dry and clear overnight but it will feel cold with a widespread frost resulting in icy stretches on many untreated roads. Temperatures could hit lows of -1 to +1 degrees overnight on Thurday.
There will be a frosty start to Friday morning with the frost persisting right into mid-morning. That will clear to a dry and bright day but it will still be cold with highs of 6 or 7 degrees in northwesterly breezes. A period of persistent rain is forecast for Friday night.
The rain will clear around dawn on Saturday, opening up to a bright and cold day. Showers will be mainly in western and northern coastal counties during the morning but the showers becoming widespread in the afternoon. Highs of 6 or 7 degrees in fresh and blustery northwest winds. It will be generally clear on Saturday night with frost /icy stretches developing in many areas.
Sunday will again start frosty up until mid-morning, but it will be otherwise dry and bright for the day with just the odd shower. Highest temps of 6 or 7 degrees in light breezes. A hard frost is expected on Sunday night into Monday morning.
Monday will be frosty once more with temperatures staying around 5 degrees, and rain showers may fall as sleet or snow in some parts on Monday evening and throughout the night.
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