"An orange level warning is issued by Met Éireann for wind speeds with the capacity to produce risky, stormy conditions which may constitute a risk to life and property", a spokesperson said.
Meanwhile NRW said its emergency response teams were checking flood defences, clearing gullies and ditches and installing temporary defences. "You can check our website or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 for any flood warnings that may be in place and keep an eye on weather reports and local news for details of any disruption in your area".
"An ORANGE level warning is issued by Met Éireann for wind speeds with the capacity to produce risky, stormy conditions which may constitute a risk to life and property".
"We would appeal to members of the public to exercise extreme caution while out during the storm, and stay away from exposed coastal and river areas".
Drive to anticipate strong cross winds and other hazards such as falling/fallen trees.
"We could see rainfall totals building up quite a lot, 40mm-50mm (1.6in-2in) over higher ground".
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Winds will be strongest overnight and early on Friday, gusting between 110 and 130 km/h (80mph) at coasts. Possibly damaging and disruptive southeast winds will veer southwest after the passage of this front, with the strongest of the winds set to impact coastal areas.
The rain should then move slowly northwards on Saturday, but a Yellow Weather Warning will still be in place.
Cllr John Campbell says areas of South Donegal which have been prone to flooding in the past owing to high tides could still be vulnerable. "Elsewhere, however, the winds should remain below warning thresholds".
While heavy rain is expected to continue into the Saturday, the wind is now believed to ease off by Friday evening.
Be careful out there, folks.