Widespread rainfall and severe thunderstorms for Gympie
WIDESPREAD rainfall and severe thunderstorms are expected for the Gympie, Sunshine Coast areas later today after a second weather system formed.
Earlier this morning Pomona recorded 140mm of rain in just over three hours. Authorities are warning of flash flooding.
Some areas could receive a further 25-50mm this afternoon, Bureau of Metereology forecaster Dean Narramore said.
"It's looking pretty wet with showers and thunderstorms developing for the Gympie region,” Mr Narramore said.
"We've seen two weather systems develop, one was the ex-tropical cyclone and the other was due to an upper trough and moisture producing wide spread showers.”
Mr Narramore said there was a "moderate chance” of the ex-tropical cyclone forming on Tuesday.
"The environment at the moment isn't that good for a cyclone to form, but by Tuesday, there's a moderate chance.”
By tomorrow, Gympie residents should see the rain ease.
"Today is the day you'll see the most rain, it will be a very wet day, he said.