Weather Authority: Friday snow gives way to weekend warm up

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While light to moderate snow will quickly develop after midnight from south central South Dakota toward southwest Minnesota, there is a potential for mixed precipitation and some light icing in far southeast South Dakota, northeastern Nebraska, northwest Iowa and parts of southwest Minnesota.

Met Éireann isn't taking any chances this weekend warning of snow, sleet, hail and rain over the weekend.

As for the outlook for St Patrick's weekend, Met Éirean is predicting cold showery conditions will follow for Friday and next weekend.

Friday will start out dry in many areas but rain from the west will spread eastwards in the morning. Later in the day promises straightforward rain.

Daytime temperatures will reach highs of 10 degrees on Saturday and 7 degrees the following day. Frost in sheltered places. Wind: NE/N 5-10. Low: 34.

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Saturday night: Snow. Low around 18. At night, a 30 percent chance of showers. Once that wet weather moves out Sunday looks more like spring with warm temperatures near 70 degrees expected! Breezy with sunny spells and isolated showers on Monday. It will become a bit milder with highest temperature of 7C to 10C. While the snow is falling Saturday, the high is expected to be near 32 degrees, with an east wind of 10-15 miles per hour and gusts as high as 25 miles per hour.

"A whole different set of impacts will play out if 1/2" of rain is realized anywhere in our area. "It will clear overnight with showers following from the west".

Tuesday will be windy with widespread heavy showers, some of hail with a risk of thunder.

On Saturday and Sunday, highs near 80 are expected. Highs will be in the low 60s before dropping into the low 50s.

It comes just days after parts of Wales were battered by strong winds and rain from Storm Freya.