Dublin could see snow today with a yellow ice warning for the entire country currently in place.
Wintry showers, black ice and freezing rain are on the cards.
Treacherous this morning with ice & black ice, as well as pockets of freezing fog. ⚠️ 🌫️
Scattered wintry showers will sink southwards with sunny spells following. 🌨️
Very cold with highs of 1 to 5°C in mostly light northerly breezes. 🍃 pic.twitter.com/IgqXLIeH3j
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) December 8, 2022
The warning will last until midday while a status yellow low temperature and ice warning for Ireland will run from 10pm tonight until 10am tomorrow morning.
Met Éireann says conditions will be hazardous with a sharp to severe frost, icy surfaces and temperatures widely falling to minus 4 degrees.
The cold snap is expected to last into the weekend and early next week with the mercury dropping to as low as minus 6 degrees at night.
The Road Safety Authority is advising motorists to slow down.
Siobhan Ryan is a Meteorologist with Met Éireann;
"Obviously it's very cold, it's icy and we've got a band of precipitation currently sinking down from the north of Ireland, now there's a real mix of rain, sleet and some snowfall embedded in that and also the potential for some black ice."