TAMWORTH'S emergency service crews are on call and are geared up for action if the wet weather system moving in proves wild.
A severe weather warning was issued for heavy rain in Tamworth and the Peel River remains on a flood watch.
The city's State Emergency Service (SES) unit is expecting a lower intensity system than was originally forecast, but volunteers and crew members are in position, just in case.
Local SES Superintendent Mitch Parker told the Leader an incident management team had been set up based out of Tamworth and was collaborating with other emergency services, like police and firies.
"The NSW SES across the New England North West are taking a proactive approach," he said on Monday afternoon.
"We are in a comfortable position at this stage."
Crews have been hard at work engaging with the community and reviewing "hotspot" areas prone to flooding across the region.
Superintendent Parker said teams of flood rescue and storm capability workers had been deployed to help in more remote areas like Inverell and Moree, as the northern part of the state braces for the rain event.
A specialty aircraft is being housed at Moree airport to help with flood rescues, if needed.
"We want people to be familiar with their locations, and stay alert, but also to not be alarmed," Superintendent Parker said.
There's been soaking rain in the Tamworth region recently, and the local SES unit has already responded to a handful of non-urgent call outs across the region.
Official flood warnings will be issued by the SES and Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) if the Peel River breaches the minor flood level.
It's currently on the watch list.
Superintendent Parker reminded all residents to never drive, ride or walk through floodwater, because it can quickly and unexpectedly turn deadly.
Just 4.2mm of rain had been clocked at Tamworth airport's BoM weather station during a drizzly and dreary Monday, to 4:30pm.
The BoM forecast shows more of the wet stuff is expected to hit the region on Monday night.