There is a status yellow warning in effect this weekend as school holiday plans end with parents searching for indoor family activities..
Met Eireann report that a deep Atlantic depression is approaching from the southwest that will track east over Ireland on Friday night and early Saturday and is expected to bring heavy rain and thundery conditions with a risk of some spot flooding.
Sunday may bring some dry, bright weather for a time, with some sunny spells and just a few scattered showers.
Monday is expected to be a mainly dry and bright day,with sunny spells, but the weather will become changeable as the week progresses.
It may be safer to start planning some indoor family activities.