HEAVY rain poured across a selected few pockets of the Southern Downs yesterday afternoon with up to 17mm recorded in Warwick.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, Warwick itself received the greatest falls with 17mm in town and 7mm at Scots College.

Water pooled around Grafton St and East St and stormwater drains at Queens Park saw the most action they'd had in months.

Elsewhere 7mm fell in Allora but no rain was recorded in Killarney, Leyburn or Maryvale.

The bulk of the rainfall hit the range at Carney's Creek, some 50km to the east of Warwick, where 39mm was recorded.

STORMING AHEAD: Spring storms have brought some rain to the Southern Downs.
STORMING AHEAD: Spring storms have brought some rain to the Southern Downs. Bianca Hrovat

There is no further rain predicted until next Tuesday when Weatherzone has reported a 70 per cent chance of 1-5mm.

What residents can expect, however, are unseasonably and uncomfortably hot temperatures.

BOM meteorologist Dean Narramore said a big ball of hot air is dragging across the continent from Western Australia and is predicted to bring a "shock to the system" over the weekend.

"Temperatures will rise to around 31 on Friday, then hit the high 30s by Monday and Tuesday," he said.

"It will get up to 37 degrees, possibly higher.

"It won't be record-breaking but it's definitely unusual."