Parade goers are advised to wrap up extra warm tomorrow, as an Arctic blast dubbed the ‘Son of the Beast from the East’ sweeps Ireland.
Met Eireann is predicting that Saturday temperatures ‘will turn progressively colder’ and there will be scattered rain showers.
Sleet and snow are forecast by evening, but although amounts will be small, temperatures will drop to between two and five degrees.
There will be some sunny spells but easterly winds will be strong and gusty adding a wind chill.
Today will be a mix of scattered showers with some sunny spells.
Outbreaks of showery rain across north-Leinster & Ulster this morning will slowly clear through the day. Elsewhere the day will be generally dry & bright but scattered showers will break out over west-Munster this afternoon. Highs of 7 to 11 degrees in light southeast breezes. pic.twitter.com/VVJybP7vEP
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) March 16, 2018
However, according to the national forecaster, showers ‘could turn heavy a times with the risk of the odd thundery downpour’.