A Status Yellow snow and ice warning has been issued for counties Roscommon, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.
The warning came into effect at 12 noon Friday January 22nd and remains in place until 12pm on Saturday January 23rd.
During that period falls of hail, sleet and snow will lead to hazardous conditions.
In addition, a Status Yellow snow/ice warning for all of Ireland has been issued from 6pm Saturday until 12pm Sunday.
According to the Donegal Weather Channel: “Heavy showers will effect much of Ulster and north Connacht from this afternoon right through until Saturday morning with showers turning increasingly to snow in places this evening and overnight giving accumulations of 1cm to 4cm on some low level areas, with up to 10cm accumulating across higher ground areas. Treacherous and hazardous driving conditions will occur with icy conditions. Extra caution is advised on all routes overnight.”
Met Eireann forecast a cold start to Saturday morning with frost and ice slow to clear. A bright day with sunny spells and well scattered wintry showers. Cloud will increase through the afternoon with a band of rain, sleet and snow moving in from the west by evening. Highest temperatures of just 3 to 5 degrees in light or moderate westerly breezes.