Met Eireann has pushed back the times of today’s rain warning for Donegal.
Heavy downpours have been forecast for the north west today, with Donegal expected to see the worst of the rain accumulations.
A Status Yellow warning, which was originally due to come into effect from noon, has been changed to 5pm.
The alert will remain in place until 5am Sunday morning.
“Heavy rain at times during the period will bring a risk of localised flooding with highest totals in the northwest of the county,” forecasters said.
Donegal County Council’s Severe Weather Assessment Team is closely monitoring the incoming weather alerts and preparing for the possibility of localised surface flooding.
A statement from the council yesterday said: “Given that the ground is already water-logged in certain locations it is possible that some localized surface flooding could occur anywhere within the county.
“Heavy rain may overwhelm drains and gullies and property owners / occupiers are being asked to check these for potential blockages.
“Motorists are being asked to take extra care while driving during heavy rainfall and to be mindful of the potential risk of spot flooding along the road network.”
Donegal County Council can be contacted during normal business hours on 074 91 53900 and in the event of an out-of-hours emergency the Council’s Road Service can be contacted on 074 91 72288. For emergencies requiring the assistance of the Fire Service call 999 or 112.