Met eireann say high pressure from the storm is likely to track over Ireland in the coming days that will bring the hottest days of the year so far.
The tweeted yesterday: “Depending on Storm Elsa’s track over the coming days, high pressure may build over Ireland through next week, signalling the possibility of temperatures rising into the mid-twenties across Ireland.”
But first there is some stormy conditions to endure this with forecasters warning of a chance of spot flooding this weekend.
Saturday will start quite dull although good sunny spells will develop by the afternoon with highs of around 22C.
Temperatures will remain high on Sunday but there will be outbreaks of showery rain which may turn heavy with the possibility of thunder and the aforementioned spot flooding in some places.
Things are looking up for next week though with those glorious mid-twenties temperatures set to hit from around Wednesday or Thursday.
Here’s how the national forecast is looking for next week:
Monday: “Overall dry with mix of sunny spells and well scattered showers. Feeling warm with top temperatures of 18 to 22 or 23 degrees Celsius, in light northwest breezes. Clear spells and isolated showers will follow on Monday night, chiefly affecting the Atlantic coast.”
Tuesday: “Patchy drizzle will affect Atlantic counties, otherwise it’ll dry with a mix of cloud and sunny spells. Highest temperatures 17 to 22 degrees, warmest across east and southeast counties. Outside of the odd spot of drizzle, it’ll be dry and cloudy after dark with possible local mist or shallow fog patches.”
Wednesday: “Most areas will be dry with sunny spells, with just the odd shower. Feeling warm widely with top temperatures of 18 to 22 or 23 degrees Celsius, in just light northwest breezes.”
Rest of the week: “Current indications suggest high pressure will build and temperatures will widely climb into the mid-twenties later in the week.”