Three new status yellow rainfall weather warnings have been issued for 12 counties
All three of the warnings were issued on Friday morning.
A wet evening in the west, south west and south east of Ireland is expected on Friday, with Met Éireann issuing three separate status yellow rainfall weather warnings for 12 counties across the country.
The first of the three warnings concerns Carlow, Kilkenny and Wexford.
According to Met Éireann, those counties can expect ''25-40 mm of rain in the 24-hour period from 6pm on Friday to 6pm on Saturday, with flooding in places. Higher amounts likely in the Wicklow Mountains''.
The warning is valid from Friday, 12 January at 6pm until Saturday, 13 January at 6pm.
The second warning concerns Galway, Mayo, Clare, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford.
According to Met Éireann, those counties can expect ''25 – 40 mm of rain in the 24 hour period from noon on Friday to noon on Saturday with flooding in places. Higher amounts possible on some mountains''.
The warning is valid from Friday, 12 January at 12pm until Saturday, 13 January at 12pm.
Mainly dry this morning with some bright intervals in the east. Cloudier further west. Rain developing in the southwest, becoming heavy this afternoon & extending over Munster and Connacht this evening. Spot flooding is likely, especially in parts of Kerry and Cork. Highs 6 to 9C pic.twitter.com/5THwHc4euh
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) January 12, 2018
The third warning involves counties Cork and Kerry, with Met Éireann forecasting the worst of the rainfall for those two counties.
Met Éireann are forecasting ''30 – 50 mm rainfall in the 24 hour period from 11am on Friday, 12th to 11am on Saturday, 13 January. Heaviest rainfall between noon and midnight today (Friday). Risk of flooding, with the highest risk in south and west Cork as well as south and west Kerry.''
The final warning is valid from Friday, 12 January at 11am until Saturday, 13 January at 11am.
As for tonight's weather, lowest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees are forecast with fresh south to southeast winds, meaning that little to no frost is expected on the country's roads for Saturday morning.