Met Éireann has issued a snow/ice warning for thirteen counties.
The alert will come into effect in Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Wexford, Wicklow, Offaly, Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Cork, Tipperary, and Waterford at midnight tonight.
The snow/ice warning will expire at 12pm on Wednesday, December 30th. The national forecaster has warned of a risk of snow accumulations to lower levels.
It will be rather cold and blustery today (Tuesday, December 29th), with some sunshine and scattered showers, according to Met Éireann.
There is a risk of hail and sleet and snow over high ground with lows of 4 to 6 degrees.
Also, there will be clear spells tonight with frost and ice expected early in the night. Temperatures will drop to -3 to 0 degrees.
Rain is set to develop in western coastal counties after midnight, before extending east-wards over central and southern counties. Rain will turn to sleet and snow in some areas, according to the national forecaster.
Met Éireann is predicting an icy start with bright spells and scattered, wintry showers later in the day. Temperatures will rise slightly above freezing.
Clear spells and wintry showers are expected overnight, with showers mainly confined to western and northern coastal counties.
Widespread frost and ice with minimum temperatures of -3 to +2 degrees in fresh northwest winds.
It will be cold and breezy on Thursday with sunny spells and passing showers. According to the national forecaster, these will mainly impact Atlantic coastal counties with a risk of hail and thunder.
Frost and ice will develop on Thursday night with lows of -3 to +2 degrees.
It will be cold and frosty with maximum temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees. There will be bright and sunny spells, with some passing showers, possibly wintry on high ground.
Also, most areas will remain dry overnight with a sharp frost and ice. However, the national forecaster has warned that some showers will impact Atlantic coastal counties and may drift onto some south-eastern coastal areas. Temperatures will dip to -3 to 0 degrees.