Freezing temperatures are forecast across Galway this weekend, with some wintry showers falling as snow on higher ground tomorrow, Saturday.
Met Éireann says that scattered showers will continue this afternoon, falling as rain, hail and at times sleet, with a risk of an isolated thunderstorm.
There will be some sunny spells though across much of Galway this afternoon before temperatures begin to drop this evening.
Tonight is set to be very cold as temperatures plummet to between -3 and +1 degrees Celsius, allowing a widespread sharp to severe frost to from.
Some icy patches will develop and scattered wintry showers will move in from the north with a further risk of isolated thunderstorms.
Showers will become more widespread towards dawn but Saturday will begin with sunny spells in most places.
Scattered wintry showers will move southwards across Connacht though and cloud will increase through the afternoon with showers of rain, hail and sleet becoming widespread later in the afternoon.
There will be wintry showers on higher ground and highest temperatures will be between 6 and 8 degrees Celsius.
Saturday night is set to be dry with mostly clear skies but it will be very cold again, and widespread sharp frost and ice will form with lowest temperatures of -3 to 0 degrees.
It will be another cold and bright start to Sunday with plenty of sunshine and just some isolated showers.
Cloud looks set to increase from the northwest through the afternoon with rain affecting most of Connacht through the day. Temperatures will range from 5 to 9 degrees.