Met Éireann have issued an updated rainfall warning for 11 counties
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Met Éireann have issued an updated weather warning for 11 counties in Ireland.
A Status Yellow rainfall warning was issued at 9am on Tuesday for Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Wexford, Wicklow, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford.
The warning is active from Tuesday night at 11pm until 11.59pm on Wednesday.
Met Éireann have warned of a spell of rain Tuesday night and Wednesday that will lead to accumulations of 30 to 50mm with a risk of localised flooding.
They also said there is the potential for higher accumulations in mountainous areas.
Wednesday, will be wet and very windy, with widespread rain. The rain will be heavy at times, especially in the southern half of the country, with a continuing risk of localised flooding.
The rest of the week will be unsettled and changeable, it will be mild at first but as we said earlier, there will be some snow on St Patrick's weekend.
Met Eireann have said that: "St Patrick's weekend will be very cold. Saturday, St Patrick's Day will be dry in many areas, with bright spells, but scattered snow showers will occur, mainly in eastern coastal counties and along the south coast."
Sunday will be still very cold, with scattered snow showers, most of them in Leinster and the eastern half of Munster, but well scattered elsewhere, with sunny spells.