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Up to the Dubs to provide the colour as grey skies forecast

DUBLIN is in for an unsettled weekend with heavy showers that could cause spot-flooding 
in places.

Met Eireann meteorologist Harm Luijkx said today will be mostly cloudy with temperatures not rising above the high teens.

"There will be considerable rainfall on Friday evening, although the night should be drier," he said.

Tomorrow morning will have sunny spells but the rain will be back again in the evening.

"This pattern will continue on Sunday as well, when the temperature will be 17C-18C, which is just below normal for this time of year," the forecaster added.

Although there is a risk of some localised flooding, Met Eireann has not issued a formal warning in place last Saturday when excess surface water caused treacherous driving conditions in the capital.

The changeable weather is set to continue into next week, which will also see a mixture of sunshine and showers, falling heaviest along the west coast.

Fans of the Boys in Blue will be hoping for a brief interlude from the rain tomorrow evening when Dublin take on Monaghan in the quarter final of the Senior Football Championship.

The match throws in at Croke Park at 6pm with the home side favourites against a plucky Monaghan team who defeated Kildare in last week's fourth-round qualifier.

A crowd of 70,000 is expected at the game, which follows the all-Ulster meeting of Donegal and Armagh throwing in at 4pm.

Also this weekend is Dublin Comic Con. The two-day event, now in its second year, will be held in the National Show Centre, Swords, tomorrow and Sunday.

Interactive sets and displays from numerous movie productions as well as workshops and panel discussions are on offer, with organisers encouraging attendees to come in costume.