A WEATHER warning for heavy snow has come into force in Northern Ireland just hours after a status red warning was issued in the Republic.
According to the Belfast Telegraph, the warning will stay in place until midnight on Saturday.
While the 'Beast from the East, has mostly affected six counties in the south, authorities in the north are bracing themselves for similar conditions in the coming days.
Snow or no snow, it will be extremely cold for the time of year with temperatures struggling to get above 0C.
However, a wind chill will make it feel more like -10C outside.
Storm Emma, as it has also become known, will move north on Thursday night bringing a lot of moisture.
That will meet the cold air sitting over Ireland and turn to snow quite widely with further disruption expected into the weekend as a result.
Commuters are being warned to avoid unnecessary journeys while a number of transport services have issued disruptions.
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