TOOWOOMBA BRACING FOR STORMS AND RAIN
YOUNG Mackenzie Jackson isn’t afraid of a little gloomy weather, but she will need to bring special clothing with her to handle the downpour expected to hit the city today.
The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted a very high chance of significant rainfall as a well as storms for the Garden City.
Meteorologist Helen Reid said the rainy conditions had been brought on by a trough sitting across Queensland, which was moving eastward.
“We are expecting the storm and rainfall to fall as part of a broad system,” she said.
“This one is west of the Darling Downs and it’s quite a lot of rain and quite active.
“We do have a trough, an area of low pressure moving across Queensland.
“As that system works east, it moves all the moisture and there’s enough warmth for thunderstorms to develop.”
The forecaster issued a severe storm warning for southwest Queensland, covering towns like Cunnamulla and Quilpie.
BOM is predicting a 90 per cent chance of 20mm falling on Thursday, with a similar forecast for Friday.
Sunny skies are not expected to return until the weekend.
Temperatures will remain in the low to mid 20s until Monday at the earliest.