More storms are expected for Stanthorpe.
More storms are expected for Stanthorpe.

More storms for Stanthorpe tonight

THE Granite Belt is expected to experience more storms tonight.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Annabelle Ford said more storms were possible until the weekend.

This follows a spate of storms which rocked the region this week, including three on Tuesday night, which saw much of the region lose power.

Ms Ford said the highest rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am Wednesday was Ballandean Hill, which received 53mm.

While there was some rain and lots of lightning, she said the bureau had not issued warnings for Tuesday night's storms, as they did not meet its severe storm criteria. She said unstable conditions meant such a spate of thunderstorms wasn't unusual.

"It's a good environment for thunder storms at the moment," she said.

"There's a lot of heat and moisture.

"For today, we're expecting storms again through the afternoon and there's potential for severe storms today on the Granite Belt, and further east," she said.

While this could involve wind gusts and rain, she said they were still waiting for these storms to develop.

"We do have storms on the forecast for Thursday and Friday as well," she said.

Ms Ford said a south-westerly change would come through the region on Friday.

"That will have some showers and storms associated with it," she said.

Ms Ford said the weekend would likely bring cooler conditions and urged residents to keep an eye on weather warnings.

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