HEAVY rain is on the way, just in time for the weekend.
Northern Tasmania is expected to receive between 20 and 45 millimetres of rain today and up to a further 30 millimetres tomorrow as a series of westerly cold fronts cross the state.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued flood watch advice for all Northern river basins and a minor flood warning for the lower Meander River.
Rapidly moving water from the South Esk River flowed through Launceston's First Basin at the Cataract Gorge yesterday - attracting plenty of interest from bystanders.
Bureau forecaster Matthew Thomas said fronts would cross the North this morning, early tomorrow morning and on Monday.
"There is a possibility that some rivers may rise up again given how saturated the catchments are with this extra rainfall," Mr Thomas said.
"A majority of the focus on Saturday in terms of rainfall will be on the West Coast, however, we will have another front go through on Monday and some reasonable rainfall."
Mr Thomas said there would be minor flooding from this afternoon onwards, and that catchment-specific warnings would be issued as required.
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