Thursdays storm just the start

PARTS of south-east Queensland had already received close to 100mm of rain before thunderstorms arrived last night.

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 yesterday.

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

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 yesterday morning, with a small amount of water over the road.

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

The Bureau of Meteorology forecast thunderstorms with more heavy rain to arrive last night and early this morning.

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

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