Mostly dry and bright this weekend, despite a damp start

This weekend is set to be mostly dry with some bright spells despite a damp start to this morning, Friday, according to Met Eireann.

A status yellow weather warning for high rainfall in the south of the country will will remain in place until 11am this morning.

The warning came into effect on Thursday morning and is set to affect counties Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford.

Between 30-50mm of rainfall is expected to fall, while some high totals may lead to spot flooding in places.

However, the rain is expected to clear and the majority of the day is set to be mainly dry and bright with highest temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees in moderate northwesterly breezes.

Tonight is forecast to be mostly dry as the as the last of the rain clears on the east coast.

But there is a danger of sharp frost and fog developing as temperatures fall to as low as -2 degrees in some areas.

Drying conditions will improve once the rain clears this morning, while there will also be some spraying opportunities this weekend, for the likes of kale, as light winds are expected in most areas.

With regards to field conditions, most well drained soils will remain trafficable for the next few days, while the ground in some moderately and poorly drained soils is set to remain saturated or waterlogged.

Outlook

Over the course of the weekend most areas are forecast to remain dry and cool, though there is a possibility of some occasional drizzle along parts of the north and west coast.

Some good sunny spells are expected to develop on Saturday, but it is set to be cloudier on Sunday, according to Met Eireann.

Meanwhile, frost is forecast on Saturday night under some clear spells, though patches of patches of cloud may prevent significant frost.

Early indications for next week suggest that Monday will be dry in many areas. Some rain and drizzle will develop in the west, but it is expected to become very light and patchy as it moves further east.

Similar weather conditions will continue into Tuesday, as the rest of the week is set to become more unsettled with bands of heavier rain crossing the country along with strong winds, according to Met Eireann.

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