Heavy rain and storms are coming for the eastern states of Australia.
A low pressure trough currently sitting over WA will move east over the coming days causing rain and storms to develop in the east from Tuesday.
Over the last 48 hours the trough brought 29mm of rain to Jindong and 24mm to Jarrahwood in WA. It is currently sitting over southern WA, continuing to bring light showers.
From early next week the system will cause heavy rainfall and storms to develop as it travels east into SA, NSW, QLD and VIC.
By Tuesday, the system will bring heavy rain and storms to western parts of QLD, NSW, VIC and eastern SA. Wednesday will see the system reach the east coast, where the storms and rain will become widespread.
The heaviest rainfall is likely on and west of the ranges with totals expected to exceed 30mm in places. The upcoming rain is likely to produce flooding in NSW and VIC catchments.
The trough should move further east and offshore during Thursday, allowing for showers to ease heading into next weekend.
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