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Sunday will be an event for many Northern and North Western areas. With regards to other areas it's a delicate situation.
Rain will move in from the southwest on Saturday night but will meet embedded very cold air over the country. It will turn to snow as it moves northeastward. It's a classic "battle ground" scenario between different air masses.
It will fall as snow initially over North Leinster (it will turn back to rain for a time). Over Ulster and most of Connaught it will fall as heavy snow throughout the event. Large accumulations in these parts. I would be of the opinion at least an orange warning is needed for these parts as of now - possibly red nearer the time.
Later on Sunday as the system begins to unwind and move away it returns to snow over Leinster and turns to snow in Munster with accumulations here. Not as significant but could still be disruptive.
As it clears it gets very cold and icy - another hazard in itself. Temperatures will plunge Sunday night well below freezing. Coldest night of the year so far.
This looks a severe event in the north and northwest including northern Connaught right now.
There is still the risk of significant snow further south as well. This is not 100% nailed in terms of where this will effect. Regardless many are going to see a significant snowfall.
I think it is safe to say this will be the most significant frontal snow event the country has seen in many years for the areas effected.
This is 48 hours out. There is no doubt it will be impactful.
Another risk is flooding, a lot of water associated with this.
I would advise people in the north and northwest - and Connaught - to keep up to date on forecasts and be prepared.