Slippery conditions have been reported around Letterkenny, Sligo Town, Castlebar, Carrick-on-Shannon, Mullingar, Longford Town, Monaghan Town and Cavan Town.

There’ll be no major reprieve from the freezing conditions that have gripped Ireland over the weekend.

Widespread frost and freezing temperatures have been forecast for the weekend, with a country-wide snow-ice warning remaining valid until midday on Sunday.

The status yellow alert warns of treacherous conditions and snow accumulations on higher ground in Leinster, Connacht and south Ulster over the coming days.

Slippery driving conditions have been reported this morning around Letterkenny, Sligo Town, Castlebar, Carrick-on-Shannon, Mullingar, Longford Town, Monaghan Town and Cavan Town, as well as on higher ground in Wicklow, according to AA Roadwatch.

Motorists are advised to take particular care on secondary and local routes and on higher ground due to the risk of lingering ice and frost. Drivers should slow down in affected areas, as stopping distances are about 10 times longer on icy surfaces, AA Roadwatch said.

Will it get any colder?

Met Éireann is predicting a few “light wintry flurries” and maximum afternoon temperatures of between 2 and 5 degrees today (Friday).

However tonight will be very cold again, with minimum temperatures of -1 to -5 degrees. With severe frost and widespread ice.

The frost will clear gradually on Saturday and afternoon temperatures will be 3 to 7 degrees. Saturday night will be cold and frosty again, with minimum temperatures between 0 and -3 degrees.

Sunday will warm slightly, with sunnier spells in the afternoon and highest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees. A spell of rain is predicted overnight with lowest temperatures of 2 to 6 degrees.