Monday's weather: a cold day, with bright or sunny spells and showers

Temperatures just 3 to 7 degrees

Monday's weather: a cold day, with bright or sunny spells and showers

A parking lot is covered in snow with traces of tire tracks, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Today

Early frost, ice and patches of fog clearing gradually, to give a cold day, with bright or sunny spells and showers. Some of these heavy and of hail, with a risk of thunder.

Top temperatures just 3 to 7 degrees.

Becoming windy too, with strong and gusty northwesterly winds on Atlantic coasts early on, extending to all areas later.

Tonight

Cold, windy and blustery tonight with strong and gusty northwest winds which will be up to gale force in northern coastal and hilly areas.

Quite showery too, with some heavy and locally wintry showers at times, especially over northern and western areas, where some sleet and snow can be expected.

Lowest temperatures zero to plus 2 degrees, with frost and icy patches also.

This weather with thanks to Met Éireann