PRODUCERS across Central Australia have their fingers crossed that rain is headed their way off the back of ex-tropical cyclone Esther.
Bureau of Meteorology modeling suggests 25mm to 50mm is likely for much of the Northern Territory, including the parched Alice Springs region.
Falls of up to 25mm are shown for the equally parched Channel Country.
BoM says the now deep tropical low is continuing to westwards across the Kimberley until late in the weekend. Then it is expected to take a south to south east track and remain over continental Australia.
The next four days is set to be dry for most of Queensland, with the exception of the peninsula.
However, another 15mm to 25mm is shown for Queensland, in line with expectations for the Northern Territory.