Goondiwindi Mayor Graeme Scheu near the banks of the Macintyre River in 2011 during major flooding. The river is expected to peak much lower at minor flood level at midday.
Goondiwindi Mayor Graeme Scheu near the banks of the Macintyre River in 2011 during major flooding. The river is expected to peak much lower at minor flood level at midday. Supplied

Minor flood warning for Goondiwindi

A FLOOD warning has been issued for the Lower Macintyre River in Goondiwindi, which is expected to peak at a minor flood level of 4.5m at 5pm.

The warning from the Bureau of Meteorology comes after areas of the catchment received more than an inch of rainfall at the weekend.

Bureau forecaster Kev Hutchins said the river would continue to rise throughout the morning, but further rises after the peak of 4.5m weren't expected.

"There's no significant rainfall forecast," he said.

"I think we've seen the best of the rain - it's over now really."

Despite forecasts of possibly severe storms across the Southern Downs, last night was relatively calm with just a few patches of showers and rain areas passing across the region.

The heaviest of the rain fell around Storm King Dam which recorded 10mm overnight, while Warwick had just over a mm.

2mm fell in Killarney, 8mm was recorded in Emu Creek and there were various other small amounts measured including 5mm at Yangan.

Cool and dry conditions are forecast for the Southern Downs for the rest of the week, according to Mr Hutchins.

"Wednesday will be dry with a drier, cooler air mass moving into the area," he said.

"The next four or five days will be sunny."



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