Met Eireann has issued a yellow weather warning for many parts of the country from 6pm with up to 3cm of snow expected.
The snow ice warning will affect Waterford and counties in Leinster, as well as Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim, East Cork and Tipperary.
Here is the rain/snow forecast for the next 24 hours from Met Éireann's high resolution model.
Rain = Blue to Red
Snow = White
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— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) February 5, 2018
An Garda Síochána is also asking road users to check local weather and traffic conditions and be aware of the conditions before setting out as road conditions will be hazardous overnight and in the morning in many places.
They have issued the following advice:
Drivers should reduce speed and increase braking distances.
Use dipped headlights at all times to ensure you are seen by other motorists.
Watch out for vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists and allow extra space.
Cyclists and motorcyclists check local road conditions and consider alternative transport where necessary.
Pedestrians should walk on a footpath, not on the street.
Walk on the right hand side of the road, facing traffic if there are no footpaths
Motorists before commencing your journey
Clear your windows and mirrors before you set out, carry a screen scraper and de-icer. Do not use hot water on the windscreen.
Do not leave your car with the engine running and unattended. (A number of car thefts occur every frosty morning).