The Irish weather forecast for this weekend has predicted heavy rain to clear ahead of dry, sunny spells for much of Ireland.
However, experts warn temperatures will plummet as low as -3 degrees Celsius with the Irish weather forecast promising frosty nights and misty mornings.
Any remaining drizzle will fall in southern counties on Saturday before Sunday brings a brisk dry day with the outlook of spells of sunshine for many parts.
A misty start
Thursday will bring mist and fog to many parts of Ireland before lifting by the afternoon.
Cloud coverage in Ulster and north Leinster will bring showers throughout the day before moving south during the early part of the evening.
Munster will be bright this afternoon with sunny spells and highs of 10C.
Connacht will also stay dry for most of the day with temperatures reaching 10C and a light variable breeze making pleasant walking conditions.
Temperatures will vary between 8C and 9C in the north and east leaving fairly pleasant conditions in the capital between showers.
Most of the rain will clear overnight leaving spots of drizzle in the south and lows of between 1C and 4C.
The Irish weather forecast for the rest of Ireland is sub-zero conditions with temperatures plummeting as low as -3C in rural areas.
A crisp bright start
The working week will end with a dry bright day for most with the Irish weather forecast even predicting sunny spells.
It will, however, be cold with temperatures ranging between 4C in Belfast and 8C in Cork.
Light showers will dust the southern tip of Ireland with a moderate breeze feeling fresh along the coastline.
The best sunny spells will brighten the west and northwest during Friday afternoon ahead of a dry but freezing cold night.
A widespread sharp frost will spread overnight with temperatures dropping as low as 0C in Ulster and outbreaks of rain in Munster resulting in slightly warmer conditions.
Any rain in the far south will clear by Saturday morning to bring a dry day for Ireland with patches of sunny spells for most.
Brightest conditions are forecast for the north although temperatures will remain low at an average of 5C.
The Irish weather forecast is for slightly warmer temperatures in the south at 8C with an average temperature of 6C predicted for the Wild Atlantic Way.
Another severe frost will follow overnight bringing very wintry conditions and temperatures of -1C to Ireland.
Sunday is forecast to be another very cold but dry, crisp day with sunny spells covering the Emerald Isle until nightfall.
Northwest winds will be light and variable but temperatures will stay low so wrap up warm for any Sunday strolls.
A widespread frost will fall again overnight with coldest conditions in west Clare and the Midlands.
A sharp frosty start to a new week will make for some wintry inspiration and stunning landscapes across Ireland.