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Feeling brrrisk Met Éireann issue snow and ice warning for Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo

Met Éireann forecast that some icy stretches are expected in these counties and may cause hazardous driving conditions.

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Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow snow and ice warning for three counties tomorrow.

The alert is in place for counties Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo from 3am on Friday until 10am.

A similar warning is in place for Northern Ireland for the same time.

Met Éireann forecast that some icy stretches are expected in these counties and may cause hazardous driving conditions.

Meanwhile, later this afternoon, a band of heavy thundery rain will move into the northwest and west, sinking down into other areas later this evening or early tonight.

It will become windier through the day, as southwest winds increase fresh to strong and gusty at times and veering northwesterly with the passage of the rain.

Thursday will be a mild day with highest temperatures of ten to 12 degrees.

Early tonight, that band of heavy and persistent rain will clear southeastwards followed by cold and clear conditions with frost and possible ice setting in.

It will be windy at first, but west to northwest winds will moderate away from the west and north coast.

Scattered showers will feed in later during the night, mainly into Ulster and Connacht, some of hail and sleet, with snowfall mainly over higher ground.

A few isolated thunderstorms are likely too in northern parts with lowest temperatures of minus one to three degrees, coldest away from the west coast.

Friday will be a cold, bright day with sunshine and showers, some heavy and of hail and sleet too for a time with the showers most widespread in northern parts.

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Some snow showers are likely too for a time in Ulster, especially over higher ground.

Later in the day the showers will become more isolated and will mainly be of rain, though still some wintry showers in northern parts.

Highest temperatures tomorrow of just four to eight degrees and feeling colder in moderate to fresh and occasionally gusty westerly winds.

It will become milder and mostly cloudy again for the weekend and the early days of next week with some outbreaks of rain.

Fairly breezy too with brisk southwest to west winds. Possibly turning colder and drier for a time later next week.

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