Taking shelter from the rain will probably be the norm this weekend with a low pressure trough bringing plent of rain to NSW's North Coast.
Taking shelter from the rain will probably be the norm this weekend with a low pressure trough bringing plent of rain to NSW's North Coast. Adam Hourigan

North Coast set for a wet weekend

RUBGY league grand finals this weekend could be a bit muddier than usual, with widespread rain set to take hold up and down the North Coast overnight.

Weatherzone meteorologist Rob Sharpe said 20-40mm downpours and heavier falls in isolated spots across the region were expected from tomorrow.

"On Sunday the low pressure trough will move away from the coast, so we will see just a few showers on Sunday, but Monday it all moves back again," he said.

Mr Sharpe said the rain would also bring a chance of flooding.

"I would say there's likely to be some flood risk in the Northern Rivers," he said.

"It's quite rare to have a set up like this during August - this is more typical of late autumn, early winter.

"August is traditionally one of the three driest months in Eastern Australia."


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