RAINY MORNING: Warwick woke up to drizzle this morning and the wet weather is hanging around for the weekend.
RAINY MORNING: Warwick woke up to drizzle this morning and the wet weather is hanging around for the weekend. Elyse Wurm

Wet weekend ahead in Warwick as heavy rain smashes coast

FLOOD watch has hit much of the Queensland coast but it's looking like Warwick will not suffer damaging rain.

Bureau of Meteorology meteorologist David Crock said there was a high chance of rain in Warwick today but it was expected to be limited to about 3-10mm..

"We're in a rain shadow behind the ranges, so there's not too much on the forecast," Mr Crock said.

"Expect more of a grey day with showers, the heavier stuff will probably stay further east but you'll probably get some sneaking over at times."

Tomorrow there is a higher chance of decent rain fall if thundery storms hit the Rose City.

Mr Crock said between 8 to 25mm could fall throughout the day.

"If you get a thunderstorm, you could get a higher total than that because there's plenty of moisture in the air," Mr Crock said.

The rain has also brought cooler temperatures to Warwick, with 24 degrees predicted as the maximum today.

Conditions are expected to warm up over the weekend, with tops of 29 degrees on Saturday and 30 degrees on Sunday.

"The amount of cloud cover today will keep it pretty cool and you might see the next couple of days it might be reasonably cool for much of the day but the sun might pop out for an hour or two," Mr Crock said.

Mr Crock said there was still a chance of some lingering wet weather into Sunday and the start of next week.

"It looks like they'll still be plenty of storms around into Monday afternoon, so it's a little less certain out that far but it's not going to clear up completely over the next few days," he said.

The Sunshine Coast, Gympie and Fraser Coast have all been hit hardest by the rain, with more than 100mm falling in some parts yesterday.

Several roads have been closed and flood watch remains in place.



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