IT WILL be a cloudy and mostly dry day today, but Met Eireann also forecast some patches of drizzle throughout the day.
Some rain will push into Ulster and north Connacht later in the afternoon and evening, with highest temperatures of 14C to 17C.
Met Eireann said: “Cloudy this morning and largely dry. Some scattered patches of drizzle will break out through the day. Brightening up at times but overall staying quite cloudy.
“A band of rain will push into Ulster and north Connacht later in the afternoon and evening.”
And tonight, the rain in the north and northwest will clear early in the night as it moves down through the midlands into southern counties overnight, becoming light and patchy.
It will turn cold under clear skies after the rain, with temperatures dropping down to 2C to 5C, possibly even 0C.
But it will be milder under cloudier or mistier conditions in southern counties with lows of 7C to 10C, with light westerly winds veering northerly.
Tomorrow will be cool and bright in the morning for the northern half of the country, with cloudy weather further south along with some spots of drizzle or mist.
And it will turn cloudier in Connacht and Leinster later in the day, staying mostly dry, with plenty of sunshine throughout the day in the north.
Highest temperatures will range from 11C to 14C in most places, milder in the west Munster regions with highs of 14C to 17C.
On Friday night, many places will be dry with scattered outbreaks of drizzle or light rain and light southeast winds. And it will also turn misty in some places.
It will be cold in Ulster initially, with lowest temperatures of 2C to 4C, but milder air to the south with lows of 7C to 10C will extend northwards overnight.
Weather bosses say Saturday will be wet with a spell of rain spreading from the southwest through the morning, reaching northeastern counties in the afternoon.
It will also be breezy, with fresh moderate southeast winds and highest temperatures of 13C to 16C.
And Sunday will be mild with a mix of cloud and sunny spells. Cloudier conditions will bring some patchy drizzle, but there will be a good deal of dry weather. Light to moderate southwest winds will back southerly with highs of 15C to 17C.
And as the UK prepares for potential snow next week, a spokesperson for Met Eireann told us that this is a “complete non story” here in Ireland, as conditions are set to be relatively mild early next week.
In their forecast, the weather bosses say the start of next week will be breezy and mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain, and the weather will continue to turn more unsettled into midweek.