Met Eireann says a 'ferocious looking beast' is coming our way on Friday. It's reported gusts of up to 150kph could be expected, with the storm tipped to be called Storm Callum.
Last night, on RTE, Met Eireann's Joanna Donnelly said: 'The next system is here out in the Atlantic, as you can see from the chart there, quite a ferocious looking beast coming our way there in low pressure with associated strong winds and heavy rain.'
According to Met Eireann's website this morning 'There is the potential for a named storm to come close to Ireland later Thursday night and early Friday morning, as a deep area of low pressure is set to track northwards, to the west of Ireland.
'At this stage, it looks as if it will be dry to start Thursday night. Then it is set to become extremely windy or stormy later Thursday night and for much of Friday morning. Strong to gale force and blustery south to southeast winds developing overnight will become southwesterly early Friday morning. This could well lead to some disruption, with some damaging gusts in places, but especially in exposed Atlantic coastal areas.
'There will be heavy rain, high seas and high tides too, with the added risk of coastal flooding. But the depression is set to clear quickly, so that Friday afternoon and early evening looks drier, with a few sunny spells developing. Winds will moderate considerably also.'
We'll keep you posted.