Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has arrived at St James' Park for his first game in charge of Cardiff City against Newcastle United in the third round of the FA Cup.
The Norwegian has made five changes to the starting line-up, with Mark Hudson returning as captain.
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Swansea relieved the pressure on under-fire manager Bob Bradley with an emphatic 3-0 home victory over fellow strugglers Sunderland.
Sol Bamba was sent off after losing his cool but Cardiff hung on to claim a deserved 1-1 draw at Ipswich.
Today's rain will soon clear south-eastwards to leave a largely dry night with some long clear spells.