Upper trough moving across region brings chance of storm

TOMORROW looks set to be the day to get the brolly out, with showers and a possible thunderstorm on the cards for the Southern Downs.

Chief forecaster for the Weather Channel Dick Whittaker said an upper trough moving into the region over the next 24 hours would bring with it an increased chance of rain, albeit mostly scattered showers today, increasing tomorrow and easing back on Thursday.

"There is certainly the chance of a thunderstorm on Wednesday, but either side of that you're really just looking at scattered showers," Mr Whittaker said.

"Showers on Thursday will be very widely scattered across all parts of the Southern Downs."

Mr Whittaker said it was a little early to speculate about likely weather conditions on Saturday ahead of the Warwick Picnic Races at Allman Park, but if you believe Weatherzone we can look forward to mostly sunny conditions.

Despite the comments of many being that the region looks dry again of late, the official weather stats at least record above average rainfall for the month of April.

Official readings for Warwick for April included a total of 58mm of rain, as compared with the long-term average of 33.2mm.



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