More rain on the way
“KEEP the umbrella handy” is the advice from the Bureau of Meteorology with the wet weather and storm activity expected to continue into the weekend.
BOM senior forecaster Vikash Prasad said an upper trough coupled with moist north-easterly winds had culminated in the current unstable conditions.
“We will see some storm activity across the Southern Downs and Granite Belt, but they are not expected to be severe,” Mr Prasad said.
Further west the situation is distinctly different with a line of storms stretching across the Maranoa and western reaches of the Darling Downs expected to bring severe thunder storms.
“The conditions ahead of that band will be unsettled, but it is unlikely these storms will continue into the Warwick region,” he said.
Warwick had received 21mm to 9am yesterday according to official BOM figures.
Neighbouring regions recorded falls of to 35mm on the eastern ranges and 20-25mm in the Clifton and Allora regions.
Other official measurements to 9am yesterday were: Yangan, 18; Stanthorpe 23; Pratten 27; Texas 13 and Killarney 14.
Mr Prasad said the wet weather was expected to continue today with a chance of isolated showers and afternoon storms.
Meanwhile temperatures should be up 10 degrees on averages with overnight minimums expected to hover between nine and 12 degrees, up from the winter average of three degrees.
The forecast for Saturday is for fine weather in the morning, with showers developing in the afternoon.
Mr Prasad said the overcast conditions should continue on Sunday, with minimum temperatures expected to drop sharply from Monday.