However, it is Friday (October 12) which is set to see the full force of Storm Callum, with increasing cloud which brings rain northwards through the afternoon.
The Met Office said 50-60mph gusts were likely on Friday "with the potential for gusts of 70-80mph around exposed coasts and hills".
Northern Ireland, Wales, western Scotland and the north of England are forecast to see the worst of the weather.
On Wednesday, Met Éireann confirmed that Ireland would be battered by wind and rain from Storm Callum, issuing an orange wind warning for several counties and a yellow weather warning for others.
Winds of 50mph will batter Northern Ireland, southwest England and west Wales during Thursday night, spreading to Scotland by Friday morning.
A number of road and carpark closures have also been announced for the city from 8pm stretching from Lough Atalia Road to Salthill. If it drifts further east, we would be in for stronger winds.
The Met Office said both Friday and Saturday are expected to be wet and windy days as Storm Callum moves in from the Atlantic.
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The remainder of the country is covered by a Status Yellow Wind Warning and will remain in place until 9am Friday.
Coming into effect at 10:00pm, the warning will expire at 9:00am tomorrow morning in these counties.
"Our teams are doing all they can to reduce the risk for communities, but if there is flooding we want to make sure people are doing all they can to keep themselves safe".
Cllr John Campbell says areas of South Donegal which have been prone to flooding in the past owing to high tides could still be vulnerable.
James Nicholas of Arriva Trains Wales said: "There is significant rain expected this weekend across Wales coupled with high winds and very high tides, particularly up on the Cambrian Coast - linking in to Shrewsbury".
Winds of up to 60 miles per hour are also expected to hit Pembrokeshire, which combined with high tides could lead to some coastal impact due to large waves.
On Tuesday, heavy rain caused widespread floods and landslides in parts of Scotland.