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Met Eireann issue Status Orange weather warning

NewsBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
Met Eireann issue Status Orange weather warning

A Status Orange warning has been issued by Met Eireann ahead of possible snowfall this evening and tonight.

The Orange warning has been issued for counties Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo where between 4 and 8cm of snow is possible.

A Status Yellow warning has also been issued for Longford, Cavan, Monaghan, Galway and Roscommon with between 2 and 4cm of snow expected.

The heaviest snowfall is predicted for tonight, with snow and ice warnings in place until midnight.

Tonight, temperatures will plummet to between zero to -1 degrees.

Tomorrow is expected to be a cold and breezy day, and rain or sleet and snow will fall in Ulster later on.

Tomorrow night, temperatures will plummet to between zero and -4 degrees, and dangerous driving conditions will develop with freezing fog.

On Saturday, widespread frost is expected to hit the country, and temperatures will plummet to as low as -6 degrees that night. Freezing fog may also develop, Met Eireann warns.