Issued 15th November 2017. Widespread showers, rain areas and SEVERE storms with heavy rain are set to make a return across the Southern half of Queensland later this week! After a really quiet period during the past week, a surface trough and upper trough will develop and intensify across Central and Southern districts from Friday onwards. Above rainfall forecast image via GFS / BSCH.
The heaviest rainfall looks very likely to occur across the Western Darling Downs, Warrego & Maranoa and Central Highlands districts. Severe storms with heavy rain leading to flash flooding are also very likely to develop across these districts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Rainfall totals of 50 to 100mm are possible with some isolated higher falls.
The Central East and Coast, South East and Coastal districts from Rockhampton South to the Gold Coast are also expected to see scattered showers, rain areas and isolated storms develop on Saturday and Sunday.
Rainfall totals through these areas are forecast to be much lighter than inland though most locations should still pick up between 15 and 25mm.