Wild weather set to calm this week
THE Rose City has endured a tumultuous week of weather, with scorching days, thunderstorms and icy winds keeping people guessing as to what comes next.
Weatherzone meteorologist Ben McBurney said while most of the cold weather was in the past, storms could return to Warwick later this week.
"The next few days are looking pretty sunny and there is a general warming trend," he said.
"Temperatures are likely to increase by a couple of degrees each day and should hit the 30-degree mark by (tomorrow)."
Mr McBurney said there was a chance of another cold snap this spring but there was nothing significant on the horizon at the moment.
The warmer weather brings an increased chance of storms and showers but those holding out for significant rain may be disappointed.
"I think there is a chance of thunderstorms on Thursday and Friday but any rain is likely to be less than 5mm," he said.
Last week, sleet hit many parts of the Granite Belt and some parts of northern New South Wales recorded 10cm of snow.
Mr McBurney said it was common to see varying weather patterns at this time of year.
"It is spring time, which is when you see the change of weather systems, as the winter systems move out and the warmer systems move through," he said.
"There is a weak El Nino forming but it is downgrading, which means we are likely to see above average temperatures and drier conditions for the rest of spring and in early summer.
Temperatures are expected to hit 33 degrees at the weekend.
What to expect over coming days.
Today - 7-27
Tomorrow - 9-30
Thursday - 10-29, with chance of storms
Friday - 12-30, chance of rain