By Kim O'Leary
Today it will be mild with heavy showers across Kildare with the risk of spot flooding in some areas, while a cold snap is set to arrive by the weekend bringing wintry showers and more ice and frost.
This morning it will start off wet and mild, partly cloudy with temperatures ranging from 4 to 8 degrees.
In the afternoon there will be some bright spells, but generally cloudy and misty.
This evening the rain showers will become more widespread with the risk of flooding on some roads. Some patches of drizzle at times too, with some fog in places also. Top temperatures 11 or 12 degrees, in moderate southwest breezes.
Tonight it will be generally mixed with cloudy conditions and the occasional shower. Some fog will form and is likely to be dense in places. Cool, lowest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees, in light variable breezes, allowing a local grass frost to form also.
Tomorrow it will be generally cloudy and misty with some scattered patches of drizzle and fog about, mainly on hills and exposed coasts. Top temperatures 11 or 12 degrees in moderate southeast to southerly breezes.
There will be more showers on the way for Thursday and Friday, with partly cloudy conditions with drizzle for Thursday and for Friday it will be mild with cool, dry conditions.
Meanwhile, this weekend it is expected that a cold snap is on the way for Saturday and Sunday with some wintry showers including sleet and snow forecast by Met Eireann.
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