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Relief from soaring temperatures in sight

IT may have been a scorcher yesterday and not much better today, but it might be a little premature to be packing away all the warm clothes just yet.
Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Chris Joseph said Toowoomba residents can expect a top of 30°C today, a little down from yesterday's steamy 32°C, but we can all expect a sharp drop off tomorrow.
So if you've already gone and packed up your jeans and long sleeves, you might want to go retrieve them.
"It will be a fine and warm day across the Downs with a 30°C top in Toowoomba on Monday," Mr Joseph said.
"But a strong south-easterly to southerly change will push through the district in the evening and we can expect it to bring temperatures down to 22°C on Tuesday.
"From there it will start to warm up again, with an expected top of 24°C on Wednesday."
The cool change is predicted to pass by Thursday, with temperatures returning to 27°C.  



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