Rain, with some heavy bursts, will spread up over much of the country this evening and early tonight, turning wintry with some falls of sleet and snow. "Poor visibility, with slippery and icy conditions, will occur at times". Highest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees with fresh to strong, gusty westerly winds and with gales on coasts.
As of Friday morning, we knew to expect an especially cold weekend, but now Met Éireann has made it official.
The good news is that this afternoon, temps will start to climb, transitioning that snow back over to rain, making for a messy day overall.
Temperatures will also drop to between 0 and 3 degrees in the nighttime.
Met Office Chief Meteorologist Dan Suri said: "In what is a windy and blustery weekend with gusts in a few locations already having exceeded 50 miles per hour we can expect a short spell of gusts quiet widely between 50 and 55 miles per hour across southern England early on Sunday". Some thunderstorms are also possible, with as much as 1 to 2 inches of rain possible across the area. More snow is forecast for Monday and Tuesday.
WARMER MORE SEASONABLE WEEKEND
Rain will continue across the area this morning, coming down moderate to even heavy at times.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Tomorrow will be a cold and raw day with widespread blustery showers, according to Met Eireann.
South Devon will be bright but cold at the weekend with winds again gusting between 50mph and 60mph on Sunday. The high for Sunday will be near 6 C.
Saturday: Increasing impact-deteriorating conditions during the afternoon as heavy snow moves in and really begins to accumulate on the roads.