The Met Office forecasts rain through this evening which may become heavy for a time before becoming drier.
Markedly clearer and colder conditions follow from the northwest after midnight.
There is a small chance of seeing isolated blustery wintry showers, especially over the Pennines. Minimum temperature 0°C.
On Saturday it will be mainly dry with plenty of sunshine and a continuing small chance of seeing isolated wintry showers in the Dales.
Further east it will probably stay dry throughout. Maximum temperature 6°C.