A heavy rain watch is in place for the Eastern Bay of Plenty tomorrow morning.
MetService said a burst of heavy rain was expected early Saturday in the ranges east of Whakatane which could reach warning levels.
Rotorua can expect a few showers this afternoon becoming more frequent tonight with a high of 18C.
Early rain tomorrow should clear into a fine afternoon.
A burst of heavy rain is expected in the Tongariro National Park this evening into tomorrow morning.