Tame Thursday to follow Wild Wednesday

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The remnants of the system that brought rain, sleet and snow across Ireland will clear the east coast before midday. 

Most places will be dry by daybreak with the exception of Dublin, Wicklow and Wexford where scattered outbreaks of rain and sleet, as well as snow on hills, will clear by midday.  Scattered showers will follow off the Irish Sea, some of which may be heavy or prolonged. 

Elsewhere, rain or sleet showers with some high ground snow will affect northern, northwestern and southwestern counties.

Top temperatures will range from 5c to 7c after a cool start to the day. Temperatures are unlikely to dip below 2c or 3c on Thursday night and into Friday morning.

Wednesday brought the winter's first snowfall to parts of inland Leinster, including counties Laois, Offaly, Kildare and Carlow, as temperatures dipped to between 1c and 2c on Wednesday afternoon and evening.
Further snowfall is unlikely in the coming days as drier and less cold conditions becomes established in gentle northerly breezes. Temperatures will average 4-7c.