DOWNPOUR: Water over the road at Killarney.
DOWNPOUR: Water over the road at Killarney. John Towells

Wet weather set to continue over the weekend

THE only thing sunny about the weekend will be the smiles of local producers as forecasters expect the recent spate of showers to continue.

However it seems the region's intolerance to the wet has built up over the dry period with roads and bridges unable to deal with the weather.

The Bureau of Meteorology has even stated minor flood levels were possible, with the river just tickling the toes of Tiddalik last night.

Widespread rainfall totals of 50-100mm were also recorded over 24 hours to 4pm yesterday in the Upper Condamine catchment.

Despite this, Flood Warning Centre hydrologist Jess Carey said the chance of major flooding is highly unlikely.

"Peaks have already begun to fall away," he said.

"It's at major peaks of six metres when we start to worry but we won't even reach five."

Jess mentioned the Flood Warning centre has been in close contact with the Southern Downs Regional council so residents could rest easy.

"We only have pockets of rain here and there, so levels will just keep falling," he said.

Today is expected to be partly cloudy with isolated showers in the north, extending throughout from the late morning.

There is also a chance of thunderstorms from the early afternoon.

Isolated showers scattered to the east can be expected tomorrow.



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