Orange alert issued with SIGNIFICANT snowfall due in 17 counties8th Dec 17 | News
Met Éireann have issued a status orange weather alert this lunchtime, the second most severe category of warning.
According to the National forecaster:
"Significant falls of snow are expected Saturday night and into Sunday. Accumulations of 4 to 8 cm could occur quite widely with greater totals possible. Drifting snow locally at times too with brisk winds. Slippery paths and treacherous roads also due to snow accumulation and ice."
The warning is in place for Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Kildare, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath and Meath.
It comes into place between tomorrow night at 11pm and 11pm on Sunday night.