Two weather warnings are in place for Laois as snow has begun to fall.
A yellow alert for snow and ice is in place until 3am on Wednesday while a similar warning is there for wind.
Met Eireann say: “Westerly winds will reach mean winds speeds of 55 to 65 km/h giving gusts of 90 to 110km/h.
“In western coastal counties winds may be even stronger temporarily later this afternoon and evening with severe gusts.
“Snow showers will extend to most other areas during Tuesday morning.
“Some accumulations of snow are likely, especially in northern and western areas and over hills elsewhere, along with some slippery conditions.”
After a cold night tonight, there is to be a brief respite on Wednesday before our weather turns bad again.
Me Eireann say: “Heavy and persistent rain will spread from the west later in the afternoon with strengthening southwest winds.
“Please monitor the forecast and any related weather warnings as the time comes closer.”