LEETON has recorded its largest amount of rainfall over a 24-hour period for some time.
For years, the MIA has been gripped by drought, and while those tough times are certainly not over, rainfall this week will go a long way to help the cause.
From Wednesday until Thursday, Leeton shire recorded close to 80mm of rain, with some areas of town reported to have reached around the 90mm mark - that's about four inches.
It is certainly a lot more than places such as Griffith, who up to lunch time on Thursday, had received between 25 and 30mm.
While the rain comes too late for rice growers, it will be welcomed by many.
The rainfall is still quite a way off Leeton shire's wettest March total, which was recorded during the 2012 floods when 243mm was recorded over the space of only a couple of days.
Up to 9am on Thursday morning, the Leeton State Emergency Service had received two calls for assistance. These related to leaking roofs.
However, Leeton SES Unit Commander Jeremy Bradshaw warned residents not to be complacent if they came across any flood waters.
"Particularly if there's large amounts of water on the roadway or just off the road near open drainage," he said.
"We're keeping an eye on the situation, but it does appear the weather system will be moving on."
The weekend forecast for the weekend has mild temperatures on the way with no rain on the radar.
The Leeton Bidgee Classic will still be going ahead despite the downpour, with organisers promising the "fish will be biting" as a result of the rain.
At lunchtime on Thursday, weather warnings remained for the area, forecasting heavy winds and rainfall, while a flood watch was still in place for the Murrumbidgee River to Wagga and Mirrool Creek.