Firefighters are rejoicing as heavy falls of rain have been recorded across the region, particularly in the Snowy Valleys, where huge bushfires are still burning.
Despite reports of flash flooding, some small landslides and even minor damage to buildings, the rain is being welcomed.
Peter Jones, the Riverina Highlands Rural Fire Service's public liaison officer, said while the falls had been a little "hit and miss", there had been some good rain, particularly across an area that spread from Adelong to Goobagandra.
He said the falls had averaged about 35 to 40 millimetres.
For now, Mr Jones said, fire crews had been pulled out of the fire area, but would be returning when now-wet conditions allowed them.
While the fires continue to burn, Mr Jones said the threat had now eased.
However, firefighters were getting ready for Thursday, when westerly winds were predicted.
Mr Jones said the wet conditions had bought some flash flooding, and some reports of rock falls and land slides.
Late on Sunday night, a rock fall was reported on the Snowy Mountains Highway near the Yachting Point entrance to Blowering Dam.
About 10.45am on Monday, a landslip was reported on the same highway at Sandy Gully, east of the Yaven Creek Road.
In both cases, drivers were being warned to exercise caution and reduce speed as traffic in both directions is being affected.
Mr Jones said the rain, coming after bushfires, would lead both to landslides and to trees falling over, because the fires had softened the ground.
But, he said, the rain was still very welcome.
The Bureau of Meteorology has said there is a chance of further showers around the Snowy Valleys area on Tuesday, but Wednesday is expected to see a return to hot, sunny weather.
After significant rain on Sunday and Monday, the Tumut State Emergency Service received just five calls for assistance. Four related to leaking roofs and one to a fallen tree.
In nearby Adelong, at least one business, the newsagency, reported some minor flooding through the ceiling.
While the bushfire-hit Snowy Valleys area recorded heavy falls, Wagga's rainfall tally was more modest.
In the 24-hour period that ended at 9am on Monday, just 0.2mm of rain was recorded at the bureau's Forest Hill site, with a further 6.8mm falling between 9am and 4pm.
In Griffith, there were reports of flash flooding and damage to buildings, while Yanco recorded 25mm of rain in just 30 minutes on Monday morning.