Winds in the UK will reach up to 75mph as Storm Hannah hits the country.
Temperatures will drop overnight as wind and rain reach Preston.
The Met Office has already placed a yellow weather warning in place, which means severely bad weather could be possible over the next few days.
Met Office chief forecaster Frank Saunders said, ‘A low-pressure system will sweep in from the west during Friday evening and Saturday bringing strong north-westerly winds to Ireland and then parts of the UK; the strongest and most damaging winds will be felt across Ireland, prompting Met Eireann to name Storm Hannah on Thursday morning.
‘We have issued a yellow wind warning for parts of the UK where we’re likely to see inland gusts of 45-55mph and stronger gusts of around 65-75mph in exposed coastal locations.
‘Trees are coming into full leaf and many people will be on holiday, so the impacts of a late-April storm may differ subtly from one in mid-winter.’
The Met Office has also said, ‘Storm Hannah will move away from the UK during Saturday followed by a transient ridge of high pressure bringing more settled weather to the UK for Sunday, good news for London Marathon runners.’
‘After a brief drier spells this evening, further rain will arrive overnight, and it will turn quite windy too, especially along the coast. Minimum temperature 7 °C.
‘Saturday will be a rather wet and windy day, and chilly in the wind, with a very different feel to last Saturday. Maximum temperature 12 °C.’