Brighter spells forecast for this weekend

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Met Éireann is forecasting bright spells for this weekend across Galway.

They say, however, that it will remain cloudy this evening with rain in western areas.

Rain will move eastwards early tonight across Connacht. Clear spells will develop and there will be scattered showers throughout the rest of the night. Minimum temperatures should be around 3 or 4 degrees.

Tomorrow we will see a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers tomorrow, Saturday. Some of the showers will be heavy with a risk of hail and falls of sleet on higher ground. Highest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees and it will feel colder in the fresh northwest breeze.

Sunday will be a cold, bright day, with some light cloud in the afternoon. Clear skies are expected throughout the morning, and temperatures could reach lows of 2 degrees. The afternoon will see some cloud in some parts but it will remain generally sunny. Temperatures are expected to rise to between 5 and 7 degrees.

And unfortunately, we will start the new week with grey skies and rain.