Dublin to get off lightly as Met Eireann issues washout warning
Met Eireann has warned that a number of counties will be battered by wind and heavy rain in the next few days.
But Dublin is expected to get off fairly lightly, with only light showers hitting us this afternoon.
While a warning was issued for our neighbours Wicklow, the capital will see some sunny spells over the weekend.
The Wicklow mountains is expected to be the worst affected area.
There is a big risk of flooding in several counties with 40 millimetres of rain expected.
A Met Eireann forecaster said: "Cloudy today with spells of rain at times, but there will be some drier periods also.
"Low cloud and fog likely on higher ground. Highest afternoon temperatures of about 9C and windy at first with a fresh to strong and gusty southeast wind which will ease off during the day.
"Any remaining rain will clear early tonight and it w ill turn misty with some fog developing overnight.
"Overnight lows of 1C to 3C and perhaps some frost in rural areas where skies are clear.
"Mist and fog will lift during Sunday morning and overall the day will be dry with some sunny spells developing after the fog has lifted.
"Cloud will thicken in the afternoon with some rain developing around nightfall.
"Afternoon highs of 8C or 9C and the light southerly winds in the morning with increase fresh by evening."
A status yellow rainfall warning has been issued for Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford and Wicklow.
Speaking on a nationwide basis, they added: "Rain and drizzle will become increasingly confined to eastern coastal counties this afternoon."
The Road Safety Authority issued a warning to the public to drive with car in the heavy rain.Source: Google News