Winds set to ease towards weekend, but cold remains
After the ferocity of Storm Eleanor, there will be relative calm today.
Forecasters predict that Northern Ireland will have a cloudy morning with further rain, perhaps heavy at times.
Rain will become confined to the Antrim coast during the afternoon with drier, brighter weather following, the Met Office said.
There will be freshening westerly winds and a maximum temperature of 7C.
The outlook for Friday is for rain at first, then brighter but turning colder with strong northeast winds.
Saturday and Sunday look dry and bright with easing winds but remaining cold.
For the rest of the UK, forecasters warned that more severe weather is on the way, with a cold snap this weekend bringing plummeting temperatures and widespread frost.
The Met Office has predicted that it will be -10C in Scotland, gradually warming to -3C in the south of England on Saturday night.