Severe thunderstorms forecast for parts of south-east Queensland as temperatures rise ahead of summer

STORMS are forecast to fire up across south-east Queensland today, with the Weather Bureau warning of damaging winds, large hail and heavy rain for some locations.

GLOOMY: Severe thunderstorms are expected across inland parts of south-east Queensland.

GLOOMY: Severe thunderstorms are expected across inland parts of south-east Queensland.

Residents in Logan, Redlands and the Scenic Rim are no strangers to wild weather, having copped severe storms - some carrying hail - on state election day last month.

Severe storms are more likely to impact inland parts of the south-east today, but the Weather Bureau still gives the costal fringe a chance of thunderstorm activity.

Meterologist Rosa Hoff said storms were expected to hit Brisbane by midday and move steadily north.

"With a trough moving into eastern Queensland, we will see an increase in shower and storm activity, particularly around south-east Queensland where severe thunderstorms are possible," she said.

"If we do see severe thunderstorms develop, they could potentially have damaging winds, heavy rainfall and even potentially large hail.

"With that trough clearing out of the south-east on Tuesday night and leaving behind clearer skies, we will see temperatures picking back up again for the end of the week and the start of the weekend ... "

Beaudesert is a 70 per cent chance of rain today, while Logan and Redlands rate a 60 per cent chance.

"We are expecting the trough could bring between 5 to 10mm in south-east Queensland and under a storm, we could even see as much as 15 to 20mm," Ms Hoff said.

"Our chances of seeing severe thunderstorm development are best around the interior parts of the south-east, with less of a chance of seeing those severe storms make it to the coast."

The mercury is tipped to hit a top of 40 degrees at Beaudesert on Monday, just one day out from the start of summer.

Temperatures in the low 30s are expected for Logan from Saturday, while the Redlands will reach a top of 29 degrees at the start of next week.

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This story South-east Queensland braces for storms first appeared on Redland City Bulletin.