Met Eireann warns of 'likely' localised flooding and thundery downpours tomorrow
The fleeting summer weather we enjoyed this week will be nowhere to be seen at the weekend, with forecasters predicting heavy showers to dominate most of the country.
The weekend is set to begin with sunny conditions and temperatures today could reach as high as 20C in some parts. But Met Eireann warns that heavy, and sometimes thundery, showers are expected to take over by lunchtime.
Rain will move over Leinster and become heavier this evening before spreading across the country by tomorrow morning.
Met Eireann forecaster Pat Clarke said thundery downpours will be on the cards. "Friday was pretty warm and was around 22C in some places, but that won't be repeated again over the weekend and showers are going to get going in the afternoon," said Mr Clarke.
"It looks like a spell of very heavy rain will move across the Irish Sea from Britain on Saturday evening and will have moved across the country by Sunday morning.
"It might pick up in the north-east of the country on Sunday afternoon but for a lot of the country, it's a fairly wet day."
Tomorrow is expected to be a cloudy day with scattered outbreaks of showery rain.
Heavier rain will develop along the east coast and across the north-east throughout the day.