A forecast of up to 23 millimetres (mm) of rain falling across four days from Friday may see puddles appear on Dubbo streets again.
The city's last downpour occurred in the 24 hours to 9am June 14, when 16.2mm was collected in the automatic weather station at Dubbo City Regional Airport.
A total of 32.6mm of rain fell in June 2020, 15.7mm short of the average 48.3mm.
July 2020 has got off to a dry start with only 1.2mm of rain collected at the airport by Wednesday morning.
Average rainfall in Dubbo during the month of July is 39.9mm.
On Wednesday the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) was predicting rain from Friday to Monday, albeit little of it on the latter two days.
Its seven-day forecast suggested most of the rain would fall on Friday and Saturday.
The BoM reported on Wednesday of a 95 per cent chance of up to 15mm of rain falling on Friday and an 80 per cent chance of up to 6mm on Saturday.
On Sunday there is a 40 per cent chance of 1mm of rain landing in Dubbo and on Monday a 30 per cent chance of the same.
The rain will be accompanied by warmer mornings.
Below-average minimum temperatures in the city from July 3 to July 7 have included minus 0.1 degrees Celsius on Monday and minus 1.5 degrees on Tuesday.
The average minimum temperature in Dubbo during the month of July is three degrees.
Minimum temperatures in the city on Friday and Saturday are forecast to be seven and nine degrees, respectively.
The early morning temperature on Sunday and Monday is expected to be three degrees.
Dubbo's maximum temperature in the seven-day period will range from 18 degrees to 14 degrees.
The city'a average daytime temperature during the month of July is 15.6 degrees.
The absence of substantial rain this month may have factored into a small rise in water consumption in Dubbo.
In the week ending July 5, residents used 199 litres (L) per person per day compared with 192L in the week ending June 28 and 191L in the week ending June 21.