SES hints at flash flood risk

IF you'd been holding out hope today's lousy weather would have cleared up by tomorrow, you can officially abandon it now.

The State Emergency Service has warned the Northern Rivers and Tweed areas , particularly along the coastal strip, can expect a bucketing from midnight tonight.

Things aren't yet bad enough to warrant an official severe weather warning from the Bureau of Meteorology - a wind warning for Byron coastal waters is in place - but the SES says between 50mm and 80mm of rain could fall over the region between midnight tonight and midnight tomorrow night, with some areas likely to cop up to 120mm.

The rain is enough that the SES is warning for the potential of localised flash flooding "in some areas".

On the bright side, Sunday will merely be a bit wet with between 20mm and 50mm of rain expected to fall in some areas.

The Bureau is forecasting a continuation of the current cool temperatures with overnight lows across the Northern Rivers of between 15C and 18C rising to the low to mid 20s during the day through until at least Monday.

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