MET Éireann has issued two separate status yellow weather warnings for Limerick as Storm Dennis is expected to arrive over the weekend. This could lead to some localised flooding issues.
Naturally, delays and cancellations on public transport are also to be expected over the weekend.
While the storm is now registering pressure of just 917mb - low enough to bring extreme weather conditions, - Ms Watters said that by the time it hits Ireland, it will have increased to around 950mb, which is still low enough for gale-force winds.
Villagers who suffered severe flooding during Storm Ciara are hoping a temporary barrier will save them from a second deluge during Storm Dennis.
"At the moment we're looking at heavy rain on Saturday for all parts".
"The effects of Storm Dennis will continue to generate strong to near gale southwest to west winds on Sunday". Around the coasts, especially in the west and south, gusts of 60-70 miles per hour are likely.
Waves around 40-50 feet are expected west of British Isles as the storm moves through the region. "The strongest winds could also coincide with the Monday morning peak travel period".
Keith Ashcroft, the EA's area director for Cumbria and Lancashire, said: "We knew there was a storm, which we were expecting to be incredibly windy, but not that wet".
Similar to StormCiara from last weekend, this deep area of low pressure will track to the northwest of Scotland.
An HCC spokesperson said the latest extreme conditions meant some household waste recycling centres may need to close at short notice this weekend, and apologised in advance for any inconvenience.
Flooding is a possibility, and remote communities may be cut off by the disruption to infrastructure.
Households living near rail lines are being urged to secure any loose items in their gardens, after several trampolines were blown onto tracks and overhead electric wires last weekend, blocking lines.
The combination of wind and intense rainfall can cause unsafe driving conditions.