The last weekend before we all break up for the Christmas holidays should see plenty of people out and about picking up their bits and pieces before the big day.
The last thing we need is freezing temperatures and buckets of rain while we're out shopping and socialising so the good news is that the weather this weekend is set to be milder and more settled than it has been recently. Here's what Met Éireann is saying.
'Becoming dry today in most places with sunny spells, however a few showers will continue in coastal parts of the west and north.
Highest temperatures 6 to 8 degrees in fresh north to northwest winds, easing later.
'Tonight will be cold with clear spells and will turn frosty with lowest temperatures of +2 to minus 2 degrees in light winds. Later in the night, showers will move into Northern areas turning wintry on hills.'
'Tomorrow will bring a mix of cloud and bright spells with some scattered showers. Highest temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees in a light to moderate Westerly breeze.
'Saturday night will be mostly cloudy with some rain and drizzle developing in the west overnight. Lowest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees.'
'Sunday will be much milder than recently with outbreaks of rain. Highest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees with moderate southwest winds, veering west to northwest and easing later as the rain clears. Sunday night will be cold with frost in places, especially further north.'