As many communities celebrate the arrival of rain falling across drought ravage towns, the question for many locals; will it reach the Great Lakes, and more importantly Mid Coast catchments.
Falls have been sporadic and unreliable, with rain falling on some parts of Forster Tuncurry and missing others.
It is hard to fathom as we enter another year of unprecedented drought, the recorded 17.8mm of rain to date is substantially higher than the same period last year which received just 8mm.
Despite last night's widespread falls, just 0.5mm was recorded in Forster according to official figures.
Along the coast, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) is predicting an 80 per cent chance of thunderstorms, with up to 40mm of rain today, Friday, January 17.
Thunderstorms are predicted to fall across the weekend and into the first day of the working week.
Further inland, BOM has ramped up the forecast to a 90 per cent chance of rain, while on Sunday there is a 80 per cent possibility of showers.
Rain falling across NSW is offering some relief for fire crews battling blazes, but there are concerns the wet weather could cause landslides, flash flooding and contaminate water.
On the temperature front, night-time temperatures will range from 20-21 degrees, while further inland, temperatures will range from 19-20.
Along with the rain and showers, humidity will return to the coast with today's top temperature reaching 23 degrees, Saturday, 24 degrees and Sunday 26 degrees, while the UV index will be extreme.
Further inland, today's top will be a humid 23 degrees, Saturday, 23 degrees and Sunday 26 degrees.
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