Maitland is set for a soaking over the next week.
The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting showers every day until at least Tuesday.
Out of those days when rain is expected, only Monday drops below a 50 per cent chance of rain, at 40 per cent.
Maitland is no stranger to a bit of spring rain. The city received 89.5mm in October 2017.
Ten days in, this month is closing in on last year’s total, with 51mm already on the board.
Along with the rain, there is a chance of a thunderstorm on Wednesday.
To save yourself added stress in a storm, the NSW SES advises cleaning gutters and downpipes and checking roofs are in good repair.
Trimming overhanging trees and branches where safe and tying down loose items in yards and balconies or putting them away.
During a storm, keep children and pets indoors and park your car under cover, but not under a tree.
If there is damage to your property, stay clear of fallen power lines and damaged areas and call 132 500 for emergency assistance.
For more simple ways to prepare for storms, visit the NSW SES website.
Stay up to date with the latest storm information through the NSW SES, and reputable Hunter news sources for localised information.
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