Thursday Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely from late this morning. The chance of a thunderstorm from late this morning, with possible heavy falls during this afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming E/SE 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then tending SE/SW in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 30s.
Friday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning. Light winds becoming SE 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening.
Saturday Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Light winds becoming SE/SW 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower east of Mt Isa in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds.
Northwest Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||24||37||50%||1-5mm||Nil||ESE 11||58||ESE 14||33|
||23||36||40%||1-5mm||Nil||ENE 23||42||E 17||27|
||22||36||50%||1-5mm||Nil||ENE 15||53||ESE 18||30|
||24||36||30%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 18||42||ESE 16||26|
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