WILD WEATHER: Storms are expected to hit the Darling Downs on Friday.
WILD WEATHER: Storms are expected to hit the Darling Downs on Friday.

Warm weather, storms on cards for Darling Downs

THE warm, sunny weather today and tomorrow will be followed by the chance for heavy rain on Friday, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

BOM meteorologist Shane Kennedy said above average temperatures would be felt over the Darling Downs today and tomorrow ahead of a surface trough. with the maximum temperature reach 22 degrees today, and 23 degrees tomorrow.

He said showers and thunderstorms would move into southwest Queensland tonight and on Thursday.

"Moderate to locally heavy falls are possible, with some parts of the west and southern interior potentially picking up their August monthly average rainfall within a day," Mr Kennedy said.

"On Thursday a widespread area in the southwest is likely to receive between 10-30mm with a few locations potentially getting 40mm or more.

"On Friday, the focus is shifting into the Maranoa and Warrego districts into the Darling Downs, with a widespread area likely to receive between 10-30mm with a few locations potentially receiving 40mm or more."

 

 

Mr Kennedy said there was a risk of a severe thunderstorm in the southwest on Thursday, and in the Toowoomba region on Friday.

"The most likely hazard is damaging wind gusts, with a smaller risk of heavy rainfall and large hail," he said.

The BOM is predicting east to north-easterly winds to reach 20 to 30 km/h on Friday, becoming lighter during the evening.



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