Although it will start off mainly dry, patchy light rain and drizzle will spread eastwards this morning (Friday, February 7th), according to Met Éireann.
More persistent rain will develop in the west and spread eastwards through the evening with highs of 8 to 10 degrees.
There will be outbreaks of rain early tonight, with clear spells and showers set to follow, mainly in the west. Temperatures will drop between 1 to 5 degrees, with some frost in sheltered areas.
Saturday – Met Éireann has warned that there will be some showers in the west with windy conditions nationwide.
It predicts that heavy, thundery rain will spread south-eastwards through the afternoon, with a risk of spot flooding.
There will be some wintry falls in the north in the evening. Winds are expected to ease in the west and north but will continue to be very strong in the east and south with highs of 5 to 10 degrees.
Storm Ciara will track eastwards to the north of Ireland on Saturday night, with possibly damaging gusts in parts.
Sunday – Rain will move quickly south-eastwards across the country with a risk of localised flooding, with showers to follow on Sunday afternoon, along with southwesterly winds with highs of 10 to 12 degrees.
It will be cold, windy and showery on Sunday night.