Supercell thunderstorms forecast for south east Queensland

RESIDENTS in the Lockyer Valley and Somerset Regions are urged to take care on roads tomorrow with the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) not ruling out a supercell thunderstorm.

The BoM isn't ruling out a weekend of bad weather, with showers and possibly thunderstorms forecast from Friday through till Monday.

"At the moment the official forecast states showers and thunderstorms, possibly severe, for tomorrow, Saturday, Sunday and possibly even Monday at this stage," BoM spokesman Jess Carey said.

Mr Carey said a normal thunderstorm usually lasts 20 to 30 minutes however supercell thunderstorms can last much longer.

According to Weatherzone, Gatton is expected to reach a top of 35 degrees with a 90% chance of 10-20mm tomorrow.

The weather warning serves as a timely reminder to avoid driving through flood water.

In a statement issued by RACQ, Executive Manager Community and Education David Contarini said motorists must remember to put safety first, heed advice and prepare for whatever wild weather Mother Nature might have in store.

"This year, we're imploring people to protect themselves and their vehicles when a weather event hits. Quite simply if it's flooded - just forget it," Mr Contarini said.


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