Spring-like weather to look forward to before temperatures start to drop again
Ireland is set to escape the possibility of snow, although temperatures will drop again at the weekend.
While there is a slight chance of wintry showers over northern Ulster at the weekend, Ireland - especially along the east coast - will be blessed with mostly dry and spring-like weather for the next few days.
Today will be dry in most areas, while eastern and southern counties can expect some sunny spells and daytime highs of between 10C and 14C.
However, there will be some patchy drizzle in Atlantic coastal areas.
Tomorrow will remain dry with similar daytime highs in most areas, although it will be cooler in the west and north-west with some drizzle.
Thursday will start off dry and mild but clouds and drizzle will move in before temperatures drop to between 8C and 11C by Friday, with a chance of wintry showers in the north and north-west on Friday and Saturday.
However, forecaster Liz Walsh said it's unlikely Ireland will see any wintry showers.
The exception may be the high ground in north Ulster as a system is expected to move into northern Scotland by the weekend.
Otherwise, "the overall signal is relatively dry as a high pressure system moves in", she told the Herald.
"The next few days will be dry and warm but after Thursday, temperatures will begin to drop," she added.
The weekend will see a return to colder weather, although it will be bright with some sunny spells.