AS NORTHERN Tasmanian businesses and homeowners cleaned their waterlogged properties yesterday, the Bureau of Meteorology warned of more rain and potential flooding.
At Flying Colours Printing at Kings Meadows, two cleaning companies worked through the water, mud and mess, while engineers determined what was salvageable.
Managing director Craig Pearce said staff arrived at work on Wednesday morning to find the entire 1500 square metre building flooded, with all machinery and electrical equipment, hard drives, furniture and carpets waterlogged.
"We've been here six years, and this has never happened. We never knew it could happen ... it was a real mess, there was mud everywhere," Mr Pearce said.
"I suspect we will be out of production until early next week ... but it's just one of those things that happens, and there are others who are a lot worse off than us."
Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Rachel McInerney said wet weather would continue through the weekend, with heavier rain expected tonight and Sunday.
"A rain band will cross overnight into Saturday and we're looking at decent rainfall amounts," Ms McInerney said.
"That front clears to the east of the state early on Saturday, so during Saturday the rain will tend more to showers.
"Then we're expecting another rainband to move across state on Sunday morning, so Sunday is looking pretty wet throughout the North."
Ms McInerney said the rain would start to clear on Tuesday.
Bureau of Meteorology senior hydrologist Carlos Velasco said the expected rainfall should only cause minor flooding.
"But if we get an extra rainfall like Wednesday, then we could have a problem," Mr Velasco said.