Warwick's rain gauge could feel that long forgotten touch of water later this week.
Warwick's rain gauge could feel that long forgotten touch of water later this week. Ali Kuchel

Don't get too excited, but rain is on the horizon

WARWICK could be in for some rain later this week after what has been a dry summer.

A large low-pressure trough is due to develop, stretching from the Gulf of Carpentaria to the Victorian border.

Weatherzone meteorologist Brett Dutschke said it would bring a good chance of rain from Thursday through to Saturday, with light showers possible into next week.

"The best chance of the Southern Downs getting some rain is Thursday, the chance is quite high," he said

There is a high chance again on Friday and Saturday.

This low-pressure trough will bring thunderstorms and lightning.

As for rain totals, Mr Dutschke said everyone should get a taste.

"Each day from Thursday to Saturday there is the potential for 10-20mm," he said.

"The most likely result is 5-10mm for each of those three days and even the day before, on Wednesday.

"There's a slight chance the rain will extend to Sunday and the following three days."

Temperatures will be above the average.

Tuesday's temperature will climb to 38C, while the reminder of the week will sit in the mid to high-30Cs.

"It is going to be quite humid during that period," Mr Dutschke said.

"The warmer-than-average temperature, combined with the rain, means it is going to be quite sticky. It will feel one or two degrees hotter than the actual temperature."



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