Issued 29th March 2019. A significant cold front, surface and upper trough will move East across QLD and NSW during the next 2 to 3 days producing a large band of rain and storms. Above image: 3 day rainfall forecast totals via Windy.com
This might be the one of last big rain and storm systems for this season. While Victoria is forecast for snow down to 1000 meters, the cold front will also tap into a vast amounts of moisture and remaining heat through QLD and NSW. While a few people could miss out on the rain, forecasts suggest that a majority won’t. Given the recent results from Ex TC Trevor that were focused through Central inland parts of QLD, this next system should fill in the blanks further South and East.
Widespread 15 to 30mm is expected through the Eastern 2/3rds of NSW and Eastern 2/3rds of QLD during the next 3 days. Some higher rainfall totals are very likely under heavier storms and rain areas.
QUEENSLAND: The front will fire up a line of storms from Friday afternoon from the QLD Gulf down through the Central West down into Southern inland districts. This could spread to overnight rain and thunder through Central and and Southern inland districts. On Saturday the band pushes East into the South East inland, South East Coast, Central inland, Central East and Northern Tropics. Some storms are likely to become severe with heavy rainfall and damaging winds. Hail can’t be ruled out due to cold air aloft. On Sunday a much drier cooler airmass spreads across Western, Southern and Central parts with remaining rain and storms focused over the Northern Tropics.