Met Eireann says a Status Red wind warning may be issued for tomorrow, as Storm Eunice arrives in Ireland.
A status yellow wind, rain and snow warning will kick in for the entire country from 1am tonight, with mass power outages and coastal flooding possible.
Counties Galway, Clare, Limerick, Kerry, Cork, Waterford and Wexford will be under a Status Orange wind warning from 5am to 11am tomorrow morning.
#StormEunice will bring challenging and disruptive conditions on Friday due to very strong winds, heavy rain and snow.
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— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) February 17, 2022
But forecaster with Met Eireann Gerry Murphy say there's a "possibility" the warnings will be upgraded in some counties.
He says Storm Eunice could be a "significant storm" in terms of wind.
Citizens are advised to check the Met Eireann website for updates and avoid coastal areas overnight and tomorrow.
The National Director for Fire and Emergency Management Keith Leonard says that Eunice is more serious than Storm Dudley, which arrived in Ireland yesterday.
He's asking people to keep their phone charged, as power cuts are expected.
Mr Leonard has also advised motorists to be careful on the roads and to avoid travel on Friday morning, if possible.