The rains came! While the Bureau of Meteorology didn't report any rain at the Tamworth Airport, rain hit East Tamworth on Friday afternoon.
Reports of 11mm came in in the East Tamworth area while Manilla got some of the wet stuff, too.
Parts of the Northern Tablelands also received rain on Friday afternoon.
Thunderstorms are likely to develop across Northern NSW over the next two days, bringing welcome rain with them.
Fire-affected areas around Tenterfield and Armidale are set to receive the most rain with a high chance of anywhere between 13mm and 35mm predicted for the two towns on Friday and Saturday.
While the rainfall will help firefighters tackle the blazes around Northern NSW, Bureau of Meteorology's Jordan Notara said people in areas where fires are burning still need to be extra careful.
"Lightning does not always come under the rain core itself. So there could be some dry lightning strikes that could potentially starting fires. It's a double-edged sword," the meteorologist said.
"Gusty winds could drop some trees and cut off access ways to fire grounds and vehicles could get stuck in mud."
It won't be as heavy in Tamworth but there is some rain expected. There's a 70 per cent chance of 3-10mm on Friday and 2-8mm on Saturday.
The predictions for Gunnedah are very similar.
"The chance of storms can bring higher totals but it looks like that inland trough is going to be just off Tamworth," Mr Notara said.
The maximum temperature in Tamworth is set to hover around the low to mid 20s until Tuesday when 31 degrees is predicted.