KEEP those raincoats close to hand along with short sleeves, because both rain and mild temperatures are expected.
The heaviest downpours in months lashed Dublin yesterday and Met Eireann issued a yellow weather warning.
But it's a mixed bag as the weekend approaches. Forecaster Vincent O'Shea from Met Eireann told the Herald: "It's going to be very mixed. There will be a lot of aspects of the weather over the next few days that won't be at all bad.
"The most striking positive feature over the next several days is it will be unusually mild and pleasant. Temperatures could be as high as 17 or 18 degrees today, feeling very mild for the time of year."
Mr O'Shea added: "More heavy rain will spread country-wide on Friday. It looks like all areas will get some. Dublin will get some rain, but not huge amounts, certainly, nothing like that seen yesterday.
"Temperatures on Saturday and Sunday could be 18 or even 19 degrees."
He revealed that while the cumulative level of rainfall yesterday wasn't huge, it all fell in about four to five hours.
"The rainfall rate at times in the Dublin area was about 7mm an hour. That's truly torrential given that it fell over an hour," Mr O'Shea said.