The strong winds will be accompanied by heavy rain at times, leading to particularly poor driving conditions. LNER says: "As a result, extended journey times, short-notice delays and cancellations are expected".
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.
Forecasters predict that Saturday, 15th February, is expected to be the most hazardous day, with yellow warnings for wind and rain covering large swathes of the country.
The fourth named storm of the 2019-20 season, Dennis, is set to bring a second consecutive weekend of wet and windy weather after Ciara struck the United Kingdom with winds of up to 97mph.
"At the moment we're looking at heavy rain on Saturday for all parts".
Over the weekend, storm Dennis will follow, with winds of 80-100 km/h forecast in Belgium.
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"More typically winds will gusts to 50 miles per hour at times. The strongest winds could also coincide with the Monday morning peak travel period".
The spokesman said: "Just as with Storm Ciara, our regional claims teams, agency network and suppliers are prepared and ready to ensure we're able to meet the needs of our members should they be affected by Storm Dennis this weekend".
Attractions have been watching the forecasts with fears the inclement weather could force them to shut.
Flooding is a possibility, and remote communities may be cut off by the disruption to infrastructure.
Last week a tree fell in high winds blocking rail lines at Four Ashes in south Staffordshire hitting services in and out of Wolverhampton, .