Your weekend weather forecast: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth trends now
Aussies are in for a wet but hot start to summer as the effects of this week's heavy rains linger in many parts of the country.
Forecasters warn flood warnings are being maintained into the weekend in parts of eastern Victoria and south-eastern New South Wales after a drenching from heavy rains over the past three days.
'There is more rain on the way for those parts of the country but the intensity will ease back on Friday, Saturday and Sunday,' senior meteorologist Angus Hines from the Bureau of Meteorology said.
'Rain falling onto saturated soil and swollen rivers means a number of flood warnings are to be maintained over the weekend.'
Aussies will see a warm change heading into next week following a week of wild weather
Parts of northern Queensland will see severe thunderstorms on Friday but are set to diminish by the evening, while northern parts of the Northern Territory have been warned to batten down the hatches for a wet and wild weekend of storms.
'Rain will start to clear up by Sunday with most of the nation seeing drier and warmer weather,' Hines added.
Western Australia will see dry and warm weather across the state, with the primary impact in the area being elevated fire dangers into Saturday, he said.
Perth will see temperatures consistently in the high 20s over the weekend and into the new week with no predicted rainfall.
Many parts of the country will see the last remnants of rain on Saturday, which could cause flooding due to already