Cool and dry with some scattered showers forecast this weekend
Some scattered showers are expected this weekend and the weather is set to remain changeable into next week, according to Met Eireann.
This morning is set to be dry but cloud will quickly increase through the morning and rain will gradually affect western coastal counties.
Rain is forecast to extend eastwards during the afternoon and evening, becoming heavier and more persistent.
Tonight, the rain is set to clear eastwards overnight to scattered showers, while it is expected to turn cooler as winds become fresh with overnight lows of 4 to 9 degrees.
Due to scattered showers, drying conditions are set to be poor for the majority of the weekend. Saturday is expected to bring the best opportunities for spraying over the weekend.
Most soils are trafficable at the moment due to the recent low rainfall amount, according to Met Eireann, but some poorly drained soils will deteriorate if heavy rain falls.
Tomorrow, Saturday, is forecast to be cool, bright and breezy with fresh and gusty west to northwest winds, according to Met Eireann.
Some good sunshine is expected to develop in many areas, but occasional showers are forecast in the northwest and north early in the day.
Tomorrow night is set to be cold and dry, with light winds and frost also expected as temperatures are forecast to fall to between 0 and 4 degrees.
A cool, dry and bright start is expected in some southern and eastern areas on Sunday morning. But the day will be rather cloudy in many areas with scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle forecast.
Temperatures are set to get milder through the day with highs of between 10 to 13 degree in the late afternoon and evening.
Indications for early next week show that Monday and Tuesday are forecast to be very mild with southwesterly winds bringing a good deal of cloud.
A mixture of scattered showers and good dry periods are expected across the country, but some persistent and possibly heavy rain is forecast to affect parts of the west and north during Tuesday.