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Widespread shower and thunderstorm activity expected over the weekend for Inland Queensland. Isolated Heavy Falls Likely
A surface trough will enter southwestern Queensland on Friday and move to the east over the weekend.
A Warm, Moist and Unstable atmosphere to the east of the trough will combine with NE'ly winds to create enhanced areas of Thunderstorm activity across much of Inland Central and Northern Queensland during Saturday and Sunday.
Due to the slow Upper Level winds, thunderstorms will likely be slow moving, so the threat of Local Heavy Rainfall and flash flooding is high over inland areas, especially in the Coal Fields and Flinders Districts. A great write up below from the Bureau Of Meteorology -
The trough system is expected to progress east across southern and central Queensland, heightening the chance of showers and thunderstorms across much of the state. A high chance of showers and thunderstorms remains about northern and northwest Queensland with a risk of locally heavy falls with storms, also extending into the central interior and the east coast north of Gladstone. Temperatures will remain well above the average across southern Queensland with the exception of the far southwest where a cooler airmass will dominate in the wake of the trough.
The trough system is expected to progress east across southern and central Queensland, with a drier airmass pushing into the southwest parts of the state. A high chance of showers and thunderstorms over northern, central and the southeast interior of the state, with the possibility of heavy falls with storms. A slight to medium chance of showers and thunderstorms elsewhere, although storms are less likely in the far southwest. Temperatures will begin to cool to close to average for most of the state, though still slightly above average in the southeast.
The image above is taken from the OCC Weather Centre with the GFS model being displayed. Above are Storm Probabilities, with Red Indicating Possible Severe Thunderstorms over a large portion of Inland Queensland.