SOUTH-EAST Queensland residents should keep an eye on the radar this afternoon and evening, with the Weather Bureau predicting a chance of storms for the region.
Redlands, Logan and the Scenic Rim are all in the predicted firing line but may not receive much rain.
There is just a 30 per cent chance of falls at Logan and Redlands and a 40 per cent chance at Beaudesert.
Weather Bureau satellite imagery has reveled an upper trough approaching from the west which may help storm development this afternoon and evening.
⛈️ Today's thunderstorm forecast ⛈️— Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland (@BOM_Qld) October 1, 2020
Storms possible across #SEQld as a trough approaches from the west. Severe storms with the main risk of damaging wind gusts (>90km/h) are possible across the far southeast. Any warnings will be issued here: https://t.co/JIlSMt5XCfpic.twitter.com/RkDB8Wm9PZ
It comes after parts of NSW metro woke to heavy falls this morning.
The bayside got an early taste of storm season last week, with a bout of thunder, lightning and a brief downpour hitting the area late on Friday night.
Overall, September was a relatively dry month for most of the south-east. Just 7mm fell at Redlands and 17.9mm at Logan.
It was worse at Beaudesert, where not a drop was recorded for the entire month.
Showers & storms possible in #SEQld today, triggered by a surface trough & cold front - storms already grazing over the NSW border near #Goondiwindi. Water vapour satellite imagery reveals an upper trough that may aid storm development. Radar watch here: https://t.co/9IztDLx090pic.twitter.com/o63xrSpJWK— Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland (@BOM_Qld) September 30, 2020
That could be about to change, with the Weather Bureau yesterday upgrading its La Nina watch from alert to active.
It means the south-east could be in for a wetter than normal spring and summer.
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