WILD WEATHER: The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast severe storms for south-east Queensland today, with Warwick being one of the towns in the firing line.
WILD WEATHER: The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast severe storms for south-east Queensland today, with Warwick being one of the towns in the firing line.

UPDATE: Warwick expected avoid severe storms

UPDATE 1.45pm: Warwick is expected to escape the severe storms headed towards south-east Queensland today.

A severe storm warning issued by the Bureau of Meteorology updated the areas most likely to be affected by wild weather, with Warwick narrowly missing the damaging winds and large hail predicted.

Meteorologist Andrew Bufalino said a "dry line" was above Warwick, which indicated the city would miss the storms.

"Warwick's right on the edge of where the activity could be today, the threat is just to the east of Warwick," he said.

"There could be the odd shower but as far as strong thunderstorm activity it looks like it'll be east of Warwick more towards the Boonah region."

The severe weather is expected to hit east of Warwick over the next several hours.

INITIAL 11.15am: Damaging wind and large hail could hit town today, as the Bureau of Meteorology has forecast severe thunderstorms for south-east Queensland.

Meteorologist Jim Richardson said Warwick could be in the firing line for the storms, especially near the elevated terrain.

"It's most likely to see some showers and storms today and they could severe as well," he said.

"All the ingredients are there, you need moisture in the low levels and heating, cooler air above so we've got some instability there.

"There's a good amount of moisture through south east coast, Warwick is in the moisture zone and we have a southerly change moving through the coast."

The Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba, Stanthorpe and Gympie are all in the zone predicted to see severe thunderstorms today.

The forecast comes after a damaging storm hit the region yesterday, causing trees to fall and the destruction of a shed at Tannymorel Bowls Club.

Warwick is forecast for 2-8mm of rain today, but heavier falls are expected near the south-east coast.

The bureau has not issued a severe weather warning for Warwick as yet, but updates will follow as they come to hand.



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