Recent rainfall has been great to listen to and watch, but it hasn't been enough for local farmers.
The region was hit with a storm and rain in the early hours of Friday morning, which recorded about 9mm in Werris Creek and 12mm in Gunnedah.
Nea farmer John Lyle said he received about 5mm on his property, but said the intermittent rain the past few weeks "does very little" for crops.
"It's rain but then straight away again it's got hot and windy but even up where they've got heavy rain, it's filled dams but not much else," Mr Lyle said.
"We need three to four days of good soaking rain, that's the only thing that's going to fix things up."
Mr Lyle said he wanted rain to come to those facing bushfires at the moment, too.
"I just hope we can get some good rain all up through the fire areas and put the damn things out," he said.
But he said amidst the bushfires, the drought affecting thousands of people couldn't be forgotten.
"It's been really hard ... the fires are happening sure but the drought is just going on and on and it's awful," he told the Namoi Valley Independent on Friday morning.
"It's very distressing on everyone, us and all the businesses in town; it's just endless.
"We're all in the same boat, it's not just like it's me or Freddy down the road, it's all of us. We're all battling and watching each other."
More storms and cloudy days are forecast from Friday until Monday, with temperatures set to stay below 40 degrees over these days.
The Bureau of Meteorology has tipped Tuesday to Thursday to be sunny again at 35-37 degrees.