* Yellow weather warning of icy roads until 10pm Saturday
* No rain for Saturday and Sunday
* Flood warnings in place for sections of the River Severn
* Fresh band of rain predicted for early Monday and most of Tuesday
DRY weather and bright skies this weekend should not be seen as a sign Gloucestershire is in the clear from floods.
While the rain is set to hold off today and tomorrow, it is expected to return with a vengeance in the early hours of Monday and again through most of Tuesday.
River levels, already approaching capacity in many parts of the county, will be pushed to the limits but the brutal wind of the past few days should finally have abated.
Flood warnings – higher than a flood alert but below the most serious severe flood warning – remain in place along sections of the River Severn north of Gloucester, mainly around Tewkesbury and outlying villages.
Dave Throup, from the Environment Agency, said: "The River Severn now is the only one that's really of interest. It peaked in Tewkesbury at 4.2metres, compared with 4.4 last Christmas.
"It's an improving situation, certainly in the short term. We've got a dry weekend coming up, apart from a few showers, but there's a very unsettled spell of weather starting on Sunday night and into Monday and Tuesday which could cause problems, because the rivers will still be very full.
"We've also got high tides coming on New Year's Day and the combination of that and more bad weather we'll have to keep a close eye on."
He said properties should be safe for now, but warned people to be on guard ahead of more downpours next week.
Businesses like The Dog at Over – which flooded earlier this week – will be keeping fingers crossed that we're through the worst of it.
Elsewhere, though, serious concerns have been raised about the welfare and safety of several horses tethered to fencing in a flood-prone Maisemore field.
They are believed to have been left there since Christmas Day. Initially there were eight or nine of them, but campaigners trying to get them moved claimed one had been killed in a traffic collision and two others had also died.
The RSPCA, which has been monitoring the situation, was unaware of any deaths.
Katya Mira, press officer for the RSPCA, said: "As far as we are aware there are three horses tethered by the river and two further up from the river.
"Inspectors have been carrying out regular checks on the horses and as far as we are concerned they have been fed and watered regularly and they are okay."
It is not clear who owns the horses but it's believed they could belong to travellers.
Campaigner Drew Pratton said: "The horses have now been moved slightly upstream. I have been along with the police to the field and they will keep a close eye on the horses and carry out regular checks. They also said they have spoken to the owners who I believe are travellers who are camped nearby. The horses need to be moved or looked after properly."