The snow-ice weather warning has just been extended to 22 counties
It's on the way.
Met Éireann has just announced that the snow-ice yellow weather warning has been extended until tomorrow. It will also cover 22 counties in Ireland.
Earlier today, the weather forecaster predicted rain, sleet and snow so it's going to be quite slushy indeed. However, it looks like the snow and ice will be sticking around.
Met Éireann tweeted:
Snow-ice warning updated
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) March 3, 2019
Meanwhile, the weather forecast for today is:
"Rain in the southern counties will spread northwards to most areas by this afternoon, turning heavy in parts of Munster and Leinster where there is a risk of spot flooding.
"The rain will turn to sleet and snow in places as the day goes on with the winds becoming northeasterly in direction and temperatures dropping to between 1 and 5 degrees. Significant accumulations will, however, be largely restricted to higher ground. A clearance will develop in the west this evening."
"The last of the rain, sleet and snow will clear into the Irish Sea early tonight with strong northwesterly winds developing near the south coast and over parts of Leinster for a time.
"It will then become dry in many parts of the country, however showers will affect western coastal counties overnight, some of them heavy with a risk of hail and thunder. Lows of minus 1 to plus 2 degrees with frost and icy stretches in places. West to northwest winds will moderate, and back west to southwest by morning."