After a fairly tame but warm and humid period since the turn of the New Year, it looks like the heat is going to ramp up and the storms are set to return to those in NENSW and SEQLD! Above image: Instability for Saturday via BSCH.
Over the next few days, a surface through is forecast to sit over the Northern Tablelands and Granite Belt generating a very warm and humid flow over the South East pocket of QLD and North East NSW. While temperatures over the remainder of the working week are expected to be fairly modest for this time of year, the humidity will make things slightly uncomfortable at times. These conditions should help generate some isolated to scattered storms along the Ranges with some cells becoming severe. Storms could struggle to reach the Coast though due to a mid level rotation which is producing unfavourable steering winds.
Its over the weekend though that conditions ramp up. The trough is expected to become more consolidated and that will help temperatures rise into the mid to high 30’s across SEQLD & NENSW. This rise in temperatures, whilst retaining moisture levels should lead to a significant spike in instability leading to scattered severe storms and some possibly dangerous.