By Eric Leister, Meteorologist
January 21, 2014
The very active weather pattern that has prevailed across the United Kingdom and Ireland this month will continue right through the weekend.
The weekend will conclude with a major storm capable of producing flooding rainfall and widespread damaging winds.
A rapidly strengthening low pressure system will reach Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland by Sunday morning before blasting across the rest of the United Kingdom by Sunday evening.
Ahead of and during the frontal passage, winds of 50-65 kph (30-40 mph) are expected with gusts over 95 kph (60 mph). Isolated wind gusts over 120 kph (75 mph) will be possible. These winds are expected during a six- to eight-hour time period which could lead to power outages and some structural damage.