The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) has 18 flood warnings in place across the Borders, Tayside and Aberdeenshire, but the worst of the weather seems to have passed in coastal communities like Stonehaven and Berwick that were badly damaged by severe storms last weekend.
Richard Brown, head of hydrology at Sepa, said: "While we expect the rain and wind to ease on Friday, flood alerts and warnings will remain in place in anticipation of further wet weather over the weekend.
"Due to the forecast of heavy rainfall, the risk remains of potential flooding in areas of central and eastern Scotland which have been saturated by the recent weather. Some areas on the east coast may experience wave overtopping before the worst of the weather becomes confined to the extreme north of the country."
The Met Office has amber "be prepared" weather warnings in place over the weekend
Chief forecaster Nick Grahame said: "With more rain due this weekend, a number of severe weather warnings are in place for Scotland. It's important that people keep weather-aware by staying up-to-date with Met Office forecasts during this period of unsettled weather. We'd advise people in the areas affected to expect some disruption and take precautions if they are in an area at risk from heavy rain and flooding."