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Rain and storms on the horizon for NSW

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NSW has missed out on the heavy rain being produced in Queensland by Ex-Tropical Cyclone Trevor this week.

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NSW has missed out on the heavy rain being produced in Queensland by Ex-Tropical Cyclone Trevor this week.

However, the system will still help produce some welcome wet weather across the state during the next couple of days.

The low pressure system that was formerly Tropical Cyclone Trevor has caused heavy rain and flooding in central and western Queensland this week.

Some places in Queensland have recorded their best daily rain in more than 20 years during this event, including 159mm at Phosphate Hill and 133mm at Blackall during the 24 hours to 9am on Wednesday.

But, while Queensland has received heavy rain from Trevor's remnant low pressure system, NSW has largely missed out so far.

Thankfully, moisture associated with Ex-Tropical Cyclone Trevor will venture south of the border in the coming days where it will fuel widespread rain and storms in NSW.

A broad band of rain and thunderstorms will develop over southern NSW on Friday morning, before spreading over the state on Friday and Saturday.

Every district in NSW should see some rain from this system, with widespread falls of 5mm to 10mm and some areas likely to pick up 20mm to 40mm. The heaviest falls will occur with thunderstorms and some storms will become severe.

Cooler and drier air will spread over NSW in the wake of the front, causing most of the state to register their lowest temperature so far this year on Sunday morning.

Some places have seen their best daily rain in more than 20 years during this event, including 159mm at Phosphate Hill and 133mm at Blackall during the 24 hours to 9am on Wednesday.

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