An upper trough and upper low moves over the region from Sunday through until Wednesday while greatly increasing instability. High moisture levels will be fed in from the South East due to onshore winds. Areas along and near the coast should see scattered showers each day coming in from the South East while further inland there is a good chance of both showers and storms. These inland storms are not expected to travel towards the coast during the first half of the week due to steering winds. Subscribe here for detailed HSC rain and storm forecast maps across South East QLD!
From Thursday until Sunday another trough feature is forecast to maintain the development of afternoon showers and storms across the South East region with some likely to push towards the coast. Rainfall totals along the coast and adjacent inland areas of between 25 to 50mm are forecast for the week with locally higher totals possible. Rainfall through inland regions along and West of the ranges will heavily depend on being directly under shower and storm activity so it is impossible to say if everyone will get rain. Hopefully most areas across the district pick up some relief this week.
Earlier forecasts a few days ago had higher totals of 50 to 100mm possible along the coast, however due to the upper low now expected to be centered right over South East Queensland these totals have been reduced due to the deeper onshore winds forecast to be further South in New South Wales.