WEATHER: A bright, crisp start to the weekend in Donegal, but what lies ahead?

It's about to get a whole lot stormier in Donegal

Autumn weather Donegal

A crisp, autumnal start to the weekend in Donegal

With a slight drop in temperatures over the last few days there is a crisp, autumnal feel to the air here in Donegal as we move into the first weekend of October.

Saturday will be mainly dry and pleasant with good sunny spells expected, particularly throughout the afternoon. There may be some isolated showers in coastal areas.

Temperatures will reach around 12°C but it may feel cooler as moderate northwesterly winds develop.

Rain will set in overnight, with northwesterly winds becoming fresh to strong with temperatures of 6°C to 8°C.

Stormy Sunday

These northwesterlies will continue on Sunday with a Status Yellow warning in place for wind with gusts of up to 100km/h across the county. Rainfall is expected to become heavy at times with a risk of localised flooding and there is a further Status Yellow warning in place for rain. It will feel cool with temperatures expected to be in the region of 11°C to 13°C.

This unsettled weather is likely to continue throughout the week.

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