RED ALERT: Met Eireann’s status Red warning for Leinster and Munster remains in place until 6pm on Friday. Blizzard conditions have passed, however continuous snowfall continues…

OVERVIEW: Storm Emma has now weakened, however strong overnight winds have resulted in alot of blowing snow causing drifting leading to local road closures. Snowfall amounts overnight were much lower than expected, however since daybreak, heavier snow has now moved in across the county and this will continue on and off throughout the day with accumulations increasing more steadily.

FRIDAY: Cold and breezy with persistent snowfall, moderate to heavy at times, with lighter intervals. Highs today will struggle to rise above freezing. OVERNIGHT: Snowfall continuing but tending to become more showery in nature. Cold with lows of -4c to -1c. Winds continuing moderate easterly.

SATURDAY: Overcast with further snow showers at first, however temperatures will tend to rise a little and snow will turn wet and more to sleet then light rain in the afternoon. A slow thaw of snowpack will occur. Highs around 3c in moderate southeast breezes. OVERNIGHT: Cold, overcast and mostly dry with a sharp frost developing. Lows -3c to 0c in light southeast breezes.

SUNDAY: Another overcast day with some light wintry showers. Temperatures only reaching 3c once more so a thawing resuming of the snowpack. Winds light to moderate northeast. OVERNIGHT: Frosty again with lows around -1c to -3c. Light northeast breezes.

OUTLOOK: Cold next week, daytime highs in the low single figures. Winds continuing from an easterly vector. Frosty at night. Thawing of snow continuing during the daytime.