Mother Nature is set to deliver more dry, sunny weather for families locked down because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but rain showers will emerge from Friday and into the weekend.
The forecast is for extended spells of dry, sunny conditions over the next few days.
Met Éireann's Gavin Gallagher said rain would develop late on Friday and into the weekend.
But the good news is that temperatures could climb as high as 18C today.
"Mist or fog patches will gradually clear through the morning to give a dry, mostly sunny day. Thursday will start dry and bright with a little more cloud than previous days," Mr Gallagher said.
"Many areas will be dry on Friday with a mix of cloud and sunny spells and the best of the sunshine in the North."
Rain will gradually edge northwards later on Friday.
The weekend will see a mixture of dry spells and hazy sunshine, cloudy patches and occasional rain showers.