Steady rain, thunder reported across the Northern Rivers
UPDATE 4.33pm: NORTHERN Rivers residents are starting to receive much needed rainfall, but how much can we expect?
NSW/ACT Manager Ann Farrell from the Bureau of Meteorology said a rain bearing system is forecast to affect NSW during the weekend. The rainfall is expected to fall on northeastern and northern inland parts of the state.
The rain was expected to build near the border this evening, then extending further south and east during Saturday.
Rain is expected to ease and shift during Sunday.
Ms Farrell said moderate, steady rainfall is expected for the northern and central inland NSW although some locations may see heavier falls on Saturday due to thunderstorm activity. A focus area for this rainfall, and thunderstorm activity, is the northern inland.
Rainfall over areas further to the south and east looks to be more intermittent, lighter and patchier. The exception to this could be the coastal fringe on Saturday where persistent showers are likely.
Original story: SOME parts of the Northern Rivers have had welcome rain this afternoon, and weather experts are predicting there's more to come.
So far the rain has been scattered.
But North Coast Storm Chasers forecaster, Antonio Parancin, said he expected showers and storms to develop into the afternoon and night.
Posting on the NCSC Facebook page, many residents said they'd had at least a little sprinkling of rain already.
Samantha Wortelhock wrote: "Raining steadily Mullumbimby for over an hour."
Hannah Beaumont: "We had a heavy shower and thunder at midday at Wollongbar."
Craig Petruszka: "Good consistent rain in Mullumbimby."
Greg Ramsay: "Rumbling and light sprinkle in Federal."
Matt Max Walker: "There was this strange sound I heard on the roof and I wasn't sure what it was until I investigated and it seems water was falling from the sky. I googled what this was and it was something called rain."
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