Rain warning issued for parts of the country for Thursday

The warning comes into effect from midnight

Rain warning issued for parts of the country for Thursday

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A rainfall warning has been issued for parts of Ireland for tomorrow.

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow warning - its lowest level warning - for Munster, Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow and Meath.

It comes into effect from midnight, and is valid for 24 hours.

Forecasters say heavy rain is expected, with accumulations of between 30 and 50 mm possible.

It comes as work continues to restore power & water supplies disrupted by Storm Ophelia earlier this week.

The severe weather conditions on Monday prompted a status red warning to be issued for the entire country.

Met Éireann has already indicated that a second storm is heading our direction in the coming days.

'Storm Brian' will arrive in our vicinity on Saturday - but it is not expected to pack anything like the same punch as Ophelia.