It’s in place until 8pm tonight.

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A thunderstorm warning is in place for 13 counties.

The status yellow alert affects Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Cavan, Donegal, Monaghan and Tipperary.

Met Éireann is warning that there’ll be thundery showers with hail and heavy downpours bringing the risk of spot flooding.

The warning will remain in place until 8pm tonight.

Here’s how the weather forecast is looking for the next couple of days:

Tonight

Showers will gradually become lighter and more isolated early tonight, with clear spells developing. Lows of 3 degrees, in a light to moderate southerly breeze.

Tuesday

Tuesday will start dry in many places with sunny spells. However, showers in west Munster will spread further inland during the morning and afternoon, turning heavy and thundery again with a risk of hail and spot flooding. The showers will tend to be more isolated across parts of the north and east, with a fair amount of dry weather here. Highs of 15 degrees. On Tuesday night, showers will persist across Munster and south Leinster. However, it’ll be mostly dry with clear intervals further north. Lows of 3 degrees.

Wednesday

Any mist patches will soon burn off on Wednesday morning, giving way to a mix of sunny spells and showers. With light variable winds, the showers will tend to be slow-moving and prolonged in places, with a risk of spot flooding. Once again some thundery downpours with hail are possible. Highs of 16 degrees. Those showers will largely die out on Wednesday night, and it will become mostly dry with clear spells. Lows of 3 degrees.