WINTER WOOLIES: Rug up tonight because the temperature is  to dip below  -6C.
WINTER WOOLIES: Rug up tonight because the temperature is to dip below -6C. Michael Nolan

Rejoice, some rain is coming to the Southern Downs

BREAK out the hot water bottle, the electric blanket and an extra pair of woolly socks because it is about to get really cold.

Weatherzone Meteorologist, Graeme Brittian forecast Warwick's overnight temperatures to dip below minus six degrees in the early hours of tomorrow.

There's every chance we'll beat the long term record of -6.3 degrees which was set back in 1995.

"It definitely looks like it's going to get below freezing,” Mr Brittian said.

"We've already had a -6.2 on August 13, which is 0.1 degree short of the record.”

Despite the cold snap, it's unlikely there'll be any snow in for mountainous country around Stanthorpe.

"We need some precipitation and it doesn't look like that's going to happen over southeast Queensland,” Mr Brittian said.

"I don't think it's likely over the next few days.”

A large cold front moved across the region at the weekend, trapped in place by a high-pressure system

This brought light winds and clear skies.

"With those conditions you generally see quick cooling overnight and that is going to lead to these low temperatures,” Mr Brittian said.

Over the longer term, it looks like we'll get a little rain with between 20-50mm forecast to fall from this Friday to Sunday.

"It'll rain for certain but the amount is a bit uncertain,” Mr Brittian said.

"It will be the most widespread rainfall we've had in quite some time.

Southeast Queensland and Eastern New South Wales all look to receive some rainfall at the end of this week.”

Warwick Forecast

Tuesday. Low: -6oC, High: 20oC.

Wednesday. Low -3oC, High: 20oC.

Thursday. Low: -4oC, High: 23oC.

Friday. Low: 1oC High: 21oC

Saturday. Low: 2oC, High: 20oC

Sunday. Low: 1oC, High 19oC



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