Sunny Monday To Be Followed By Rain - Maybe Snow - Later In Week

In the upper-levels of the atmosphere a deep trough of low pressure is likely to anchor itself over the eastern U.S. later this week and this weekend. With this think COLD

Sunny Monday To Be Followed By Rain - Maybe Snow - Later In Week

By the way, be on the lookout for a bright supermoon on the rise after sunset this evening.

Thursday will once again bring mostly sunny skies with a high near 40.

The video above starts with today's weather. Sunshine returns tomorrow and this will help temperatures top 70º.

In case you think we're making this up or anything, Met Eireann - the actual, official weather forecasting agency for Ireland - are calling it for snow later this week. Temperatures will drop to 40° overnight. "Most areas should expect.15" to.75" over this period.

Friday will continue very cold with sunny spells and showers of rain, sleet, and snow.

Rain chances will increase through most of the week
Rain chances will increase through most of the week

It may sound odd that snow can fall when the temperature is above freezing, but you have to remember that the temperature of the air even a few tens of metres above the surface is colder than at ground level. Frost and icy patches will develop also.

At midnight on Friday, virtually every coastline across the nation will be engulfed in snow with low-level settling snow possible "anywhere", according to Weather Outlook.

Spokeswoman Nicola Maxey told the Daily Express: 'It will turn cold from Friday as an Arctic Maritime air mass moves over the country. Highest temperatures of just 3 to 6 degrees with moderate to fresh north to northwest winds. Bottom line is we won't really know those particulars until the higher resolution model data picks up on this system within the three-day time frame. Confidence is high for snow to be flying in the area. The chance is very low and this far our the forecast is still uncertain.

"There will be wintry showers consisting of hail and snow, but it looks like Dublin won't be hit too hard compared to the north and west", he said.

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