The yellow alert comes will be in place tomorrow from 4pm tomorrow until 4pm on Friday.
ROTHERHAM could be hit by snow showers later this week with the Met Office predicting another cold snap. Northwest winds will stay strong and gusty.
Up to 5cm of snowfall is expected but some areas in the north west and Scotland could see 20cm of snow. High-sided vehicles and motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to strong winds.
Meanwhile, the Road Safety Authority has warned motorists to expect the unexpected with high winds and icy conditions.
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Severe gales are beginning to strengthen across parts of the United Kingdom as Storm Caroline arrives - with forecasters warning of a danger to life amid "devastating" gusts in some areas. Met Éireann warn it will be "very cold again" on Friday, with a few sunny spells, but with occasional wintry showers of hail, sleet and snow.
Flights, trains and buses could also cancelled and delays could well be on the horizon on the roads.
And as Storm Caroline looks set to blow in, gusts of up to 110kph are forecast for Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Kerry today as weather chiefs issued a Status Yellow warning until 11pm tonight.