Heavy bursts of rain are expected in places this morning, although it will become brighter by this afternoon, according to Met Éireann.
Sunny spells and occasional showers are expected, with the frequency of showers set to increase as the day progresses; temperatures will reach 14 to 17 degrees.
Clear spells with occasional heavy showers or longer spells of rain tonight with temperatures to drop between 8 to 12 degrees.
Saturday — Met Éireann predicts that Saturday will bring bright or short sunny spells with showers.
A spell of heavy and persistent rain is likely to impact parts of Munster and Leinster later in the afternoon and evening; spot flooding is possible in these areas.
It will be wet in southern and eastern counties on Saturday night with an ongoing risk of spot flooding; lows of 9 to 11 degrees.
Sunday — A bright and fresh day is in store with some sunny spells and showers.
Met Éireann has warned that some heavy showers will fall in the north and north-west with a chance of a thundery burst; temperatures will climb between 15 to 17 degrees.
It will be cold and mainly dry on Sunday night with some patches of mist and fogs and lows of 6 to 9 degrees.