Rain is on the way this evening
Many places will be dry and bright at first this morning says Met Eireann, although a few residual showers, some wintry, continuing to affect parts of the west and north. Frost and icy patches will gradually clear, as cloud thickens from the Atlantic with rain spreading from the west through the later afternoon and evening in strengthening southerly winds. Afternoon highs of 6 to 10 degrees.
Heavy rain, with a risk of spot flooding, and strong winds at first tonight, will gradually give way to showers overnight, some heavy with a risk of hail and thunder. Strong and gusty southerly winds, possibly squally for a time, will veer southwest with the passage of the rain and moderate. Mild for a time tonight but temperatures will fall to between 1 and 4 degrees around dawn.