Heavy rain and thunderstorms will hit the ACT on Saturday in another weekend deluge ahead of clearer skies next week.
The wet and cloudy weather will remain for the rest of this week with thunderstorms possible in the ACT on Friday afternoon ahead of a downpour and more storms forecast on Saturday.
The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) forecast a 95 per cent chance of rain on Saturday with up to 60mm expected to fall.
However, the ACT will escape the severe thunderstorms predicted to hit parts of inland NSW.
BoM duty forecaster Abrar Shabren said an inland trough in NSW was bringing cloud which would hang around until the end of the weekend.
"We do see a cold front associated with a low-pressure system and a trough moving in from the west into NSW and gradually moving across east over the Riverina and coming towards the ACT," Mr Shabren said.
"Showers will continue in most parts today and tomorrow."
Rainfall will increase significantly on Saturday with up to 60mm possible.
Up to 10mm is forecast for Friday.
Mr Shabren said the weather would settle into next week with the possibility of lingering afternoon showers but with warmer, partly cloudy conditions throughout the day.
From Monday, sunny springtime weather will do its best to re-emerge, giving hopeful Canberrans the option to leave home without the brolly. The temperature will climb into the mid 20s, with a partly cloudy day and top of 21 expected to start the week.
Tuesday will bring a warm top of 26 and Wednesday a high of 27 and low of 10.