The region will see a bright start, with cloudiness increasing throughout the morning.
The odd spot of light rain and fog may travel to the Pennines as brisk winds gradually ease throughout the afternoon. The maximum temperature will be 18C.
The clouds will continue to take over the region overnight, with areas of fog and occasional light drizzle on the western hills.
Winds will become stronger, particularly over high ground. The minimum temperature will be 10C.
Expect to see cloud and wind on Friday with further outbreaks of light rain and drizzle, mainly across western hills.
Despite the cloudy outlook, temperatures could reach 20C.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday
Saturday is expected to be cloudy with some patchy light rain.
On Sunday the Met Office is predicting sunny spells with a few showers.
A period of heavy rain and strong winds could move eastwards overnight, clearing to showers on Monday.
Weather forecast prediction for UK next week
According to the Met Office, a band of blustery, at times intense, showers could pass over a majority of the UK through Monday, bringing a noticeable drop in temperatures for the upcoming week.
“As such, eastern areas are likely to start off warm and fine once patchy mist clears on Monday ahead of this,” the Met Office said.
“Breezy winds with the risk of gales for Northern Isles. A cyclonic pattern will likely develop from Tuesday and last into October, bringing largely unsettled conditions across the UK with a very general northwest to southeast split: Showers and long spells of rain towards northern areas with the southeast perhaps seeing drier and sunnier weather.”
However, unsettled weather could still spread south with some outbreaks of rain and temperatures are expected to be near average but may increase slightly towards the end of the week.