Local weather expert Louth Weather has given his up-to-date forecast for the weekend ahead.
"Friday will be generally cloudy. There's a risk of a weak band of rain becoming quite stationery over us. The exact timing and details are uncertain but it's likely we will have some light rain for a time through the morning / early afternoon. Fresh SE winds. Maximum daytime temperatures of 9°C.
"Turning colder Friday night minimum of 5°C but it should stay frost clear.
"St Patrick's Day will be cloudy. Temperatures reaching 3°C at best and feeling colder in a strong easterly wind. Best to wear your gloves, hat and an extra layer if you are heading out to the parades. Many areas will stay dry but there's a risk of showers developing over The Irish Sea and spreading inland (I posted an article about this process about two weeks ago). These showers will be wintry in nature but should be light and not a cause for concern. Temperatures dropping to -1°C Saturday night so be careful of ice on untreated roads. The risk of wintry showers pushing in from The Irish Sea will increase later on Saturday night.
"Sunday sees even colder air established above us. 850hpa temperatures will be around -11°C so the potential for shower development and streamers forming over The Irish Sea increases. Temperatures on Sunday 3°C at best. Frost developing Sunday night with minimum values of 0°C."
So it's going to be cold...