Wet, wild and hot with a chance of cyclone
SEVERE storms are likely to hit the southeast "each day this weekend," with hail, strong winds and heavy rainfall predicted to combine with humid temperatures.
In a weekend of active weather, showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop across the southeast today and extend across most of southern Queensland by Monday.
Heavy rain is forecast to batter Far North Queensland again, with a slight chance of a tropical low off the coast developing into a cyclone on Sunday or Monday.
Bureau of Meteorology Meteorologist Matt Marshall said the storms would begin to form across the southeast this afternoon.
"Severe thunderstorms are possible about southeast Queensland on Saturday afternoon and evening with a potential to bring large hail, damaging winds and heavy rainfall," he said.
Brisbane is expected to see up to 15mm of rain and reach a sweltering 35C on Saturday.
On the Gold and Sunshine Coast only up to 6mm of rainfall is expected, with temperatures also in the low 30s.
The heat will continue into western Queensland across the weekend with Mount Isa set to heat up to 41C today.
"Heatwave conditions will develop broadly across the state this weekend," Mr Marshall said.
"Severe heatwave conditions will affect north western parts of the state including Mt Isa while low intensity conditions will affect inland parts of the southeast, Wide Bay and Burnett, and the Central Interior."
Winton will be as hot as 42C today, while temperatures in Longreach could reach 40C.
In the state's north there is a chance for more heavy rainfall as a tropical low threatens to develop offshore.
Forecast temperatures this weekend
Saturday - 35C
Sunday - 29C
Saturday - 31C
Sunday - 28C
Saturday - 33C
Sunday - 27C
Saturday - 43C
Sunday - 42C
Saturday - 41C
Sunday - 40C
Saturday - 42C
Sunday - 41C
Saturday - 40C
Sunday - 40C
Originally published as Wet, wild and hot with a chance of cyclone