Snow set to make a brief return

Heavy snow falling on the Belleek Road in Enniskillen earlier this month. Photo: Andrew Paton

This Thursday, February 1st may mark the first day of spring but improving weather conditions are some way off yet with more snow and ice forecast to hit Fermanagh this week. 
A yellow warning for snow and ice has been issued for the North for tomorrow (Wednesday) with the Met Office warning that between 2-5 cm of snow is expected to accumulate in areas above 250m. While the snow is expected to be confined to higher routes, some is also possible on low levels at times. The weather warning is in place from 3am until 6pm on Wednesday. 
Kenneth McDonagh from the Donegal Weather Channel has forecast a risk of precipitation turning wintry with falls of sleet, hail and snow which could cause trouble and delays during the morning commute to school or work in some areas.
“Some accumulating snow is possible over higher ground and the mountains on Wednesday morning with temporary accumulations to lower level areas inland away from coastal parts. Winds will be gusty over the day. Temperatures will drop as low as 0C to -1C in some areas overnight with the risk of ice. There will be also further showers of sleet, hail and snow. 
“Winds will ease on Thursday but still remain gusty especially around coastal areas of the west, northwest and north. The day will be another cold one with lows of 3C and highs of 6C to 7C. Over the day there will be further showers but lighter in nature,” he added. 
While milder conditions are set to return on Friday, Saturday is looking like another cold day with showers of rain, hail and sleet and falls of snow also possible over higher ground. Sunday looks much drier with only a few light showers around. 


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