Rain sweeps in ahead of storms

PARTS of south-east Queensland have already received close to 100mm of rain ahead of the expected arrival of thunderstorms tonight.

The heaviest rain fell in the Brisbane Valley on Thursday night and into the early hours of Friday morning, with Esk registering 93mm in the 24 hours to 9am.

Toogoolawah had 83mm and Lowood registered 62mm, with rain easing though the day.

Parts of the Lockyer Valley recorded falls of more than 50mm, while closer to Ipswich, rainfall was 20mm or less.
Minor flooding was reported on Biarra Road at Toogoolawah this morning, with a small amount of water over the road.

Vehicles were still allowed to use the road and no further issues have been reported.

The Bureau of Meteorology forecast is for thunderstorms with more heavy rain to arrive tonight and tomorrow morning.

Rain of up to 100mm is predicted for the Boonah district, however conditions should ease during the day.


Forecasters are now predicting a fine Sunday with a maximum of 27 degrees.
 



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