The Met Office said Atlantic systems will continue to sweep in from the west next week, bringing showers and gale force winds, with significant rainfall accumulations possible
Brits have been warned to brace for heavy rain and gale force winds which threaten to cause flash flooding and travel chaos.
Spells of rain are expected through the weekend and it will be fairly breeze as temperatures become mild.
However, the wet and windy theme will continue into next week, when the weather is expected to deteriorate.
The Met Office said Atlantic systems will continue to sweep in from the west, bringing heavy rain and gale-force winds.
Some bands of showers could become slow-moving with significant rainfall accumulations possible.
On Saturday, western Scotland and Northern Ireland will see spells of rain which will be heavy at times over hills.
It will be mostly dry across the rest of the country but with few brighter spells.
Rain will slowly move into the rest of Scotland, western England and parts of Wales in the evening.
There will be some sunny spells on Sunday, but showers will continue to linger.
Monday will bring a mix of sun and rain, and Tuesday will be a similar theme as showers move south on Wednesday.
As of Saturday morning, one flood warning – for Pulborough on the River Arun – and 23 alerts were still in place in the wake of deadly Storm Aurore, which hit earlier in the week.
In the long-range forecast, the Met Office said: “On Wednesday, a band of rain will lie across the centre of the country, with fine and dry weather to the south, and bright spells in the north but a risk of showers.
“Through the next few days of this period, Atlantic systems will continue to move in from the west, bringing heavy rain and strong, locally gale force winds.
“Some rainbands could become slow-moving with locally large rainfall accumulations possible, particularly over western hills.
“Temperatures generally around or a little above average. The rest of October will continue to see unsettled and windy weather arriving from the Atlantic, with outbreaks of potentially heavy rain for many.
“Wettest in the west and northwest, but still with brief dry interludes. Driest conditions likely across some south and southeastern areas.”
Met Office five-day weather forecast
Early cloud over western Scotland and Northern Ireland thickening to give spells of rain, heavy at times over hills.
Elsewhere, mostly dry but fairly cloudy with just occasional brighter spells.
Turning windier, mainly in the north and west.
Evening rain over western Scotland and Northern Ireland moving slowly eastwards into the rest of Scotland, western England and parts of Wales.
Clear spells and showers following into the west.
Fairly windy with cloud and rain over Scotland, western England and Wales moving slowly eastwards reaching the southeast during the evening.
Sunny spells and heavy showers follow from the west.
Monday to Wednesday
Sunshine and showers on Monday, but some eastern parts remaining dry.
Rain arriving into the north on Tuesday, moving south on Wednesday.
Becoming mild with strong winds at times.