A weather warning is in place across the country this morning, with heavy rain and winds forecast.
Met Éireann has issued a status orange warning - its second most severe.
Heavy rainfall is forecast for all areas, especially counties in the east, with local flooding possible in many areas.
An orange alert has been issued for Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath and Monaghan from 6am tomorrow morning until 9am on Friday, with two separate spells of heavy rain likely present 20 – 60mm of precipitation.
There is also a yellow rainfall warning in effect for Munster, Connacht, and also Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, Cavan and Donegal. Between 25 – 40mm of rain is expected, with a risk of local flooding.
That yellow warning is in effect from midnight tonight until 8pm Thursday evening.