Upper Western Weather
Upper Western Forecast
Thursday Hot. Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the north this afternoon and evening with thunderstorms likely. Medium (50%) chance of showers and the chance of a thunderstorm elsewhere. Winds S/SE 15 to 20 km/h tending E/SE in the morning then shifting W/NW during the morning. Daytime maximum temperatures around 40.
Friday Hot. Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds NW 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 25 to 40 km/h early in the morning then increasing to 45 km/h before shifting S/SW 25 to 35 km/h in the late morning and early afternoon.
Saturday Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the Queensland border in the morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the northeast in the morning. Winds S/SE 15 to 25 km/h.
Sunday Hot and sunny. Winds S/SE 15 to 20 km/h tending E/SE during the morning then becoming light during the evening.
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