Widespread rain has put smiles on the faces of the Tamworth region's residents.
The city clocked its wettest weekend this month - and the rain is still falling.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) station at Tamworth airport, 12.2mm of the wet stuff fell in the 24 hours to 9am Monday morning, and 10mm the day before.
Gunnedah also copped a soaking, with 12.4mm recorded to 9am Monday morning and 4.8mm the day before.
The town of Manilla got more than 17mm of rain over the weekend, according to the BoM, and local kids were spotted enjoying the mud and puddles.
The heaviest falls for Armidale were leading up to 9am on Sunday, with 17mm of rain recorded by the BoM station at the airport. Another 9mm of rain had landed in the gauge by 9am Monday.
It's also been good news for local catchments.
Rain has fallen in the Chaffey Dam catchment area and widespread rain also helped liven up the Peel River and Cockburn River.
Almost 50mm of rain was recorded by the BoM at the Head of the Peel over the weekend.
Further downstream, one local resident took to social media to say they had recorded 53mm of rain between Friday and Monday morning at their home in Dungowan.
Heavy rainfall in the Quirindi area was enough to wreak havoc on the highway. The BoM station in Quirindi recorded more than 20mm in the 24 hours to 9am Monday.
Live Traffic NSW issued an alert overnight on Sunday to warn travellers of alternating traffic conditions on the New England Highway at Willow Tree.
The wet and cloudy conditions are set to continue throughout the day in Tamworth on Monday, and the BoM predicted gusty winds could reach 25km/hour in the middle part of the day.