Rain is predicted in parts of the Sunshine Coast over the next week.
Rain is predicted in parts of the Sunshine Coast over the next week.

Weekend showers ahead of possible midweek soaking

OVERNIGHT rain this evening should persist into a cloudy, wet start to Saturday, but there’s good news ahead for the rest of the weekend.

The Bureau of Meteorology was expecting north easterlies this afternoon and into this evening to pull in more moisture bringing some rain tonight that would pick up into a cloudy Saturday morning.

There would be more rain on the way from mid-next week, but how much and just when remained uncertain.

Forecaster Lachlan Stoney said there was a 50 per cent chance of any location across the coast getting wet tomorrow with falls of 1-2mm for those lucky enough to get a shower.

The rain would then clear into a mostly-sunny Saturday afternoon and Sunday.

Mr Stoney said modelling which on Thursday was showing falls of up to 40mm next Wednesday, remained divergent.

The models have backed off on their estimates of totals slashing them back to around 10mm with the heaviest totals potentially shifting in to next Thursday or Friday.

He said the models were expected to change again over the coming days.

The fire danger rating would remain at high until Monday when an expected westerly flow combined with sub 30 per cent relative humidity and temperatures reaching 30C plus inland would combine to increase risk.

After a mild start to Friday the temperature was forecast to only climb to the 24C September average with easterly winds at 15-20 kmh picking up during the middle of the day before easing and switching more north.

Expect a similar temperature on Saturday, a slightly warmer 25C on Sunday before it escalates to 27C on Monday and to 30C off the coast.

There’s a very slight chance of rain from Saturday lingering into Sunday on what will otherwise be a mostly-sunny afternoon.