It's Going to Be A WET Weekend
Southeast Queensland residents have been reminded not to enter or drive through flooded roads as the state's recent heatwave gives way to bad weather with up to 150mm of rain predicted in the region.
Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Rick Threlfall says the wet weather system moved into the area on Thursday and will result in heavy rainfall on Friday.
"We're looking at frequent showers tending to rain with some heavy bursts of rain in there, with rainfall totals for the day of 100mm, even getting up to 150mm in places," Mr Threlfall told AAP.
"Particularly the Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Coast hinterland, through the Brisbane region, all the way down to the Gold Coast."
The Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Craig Crawford says anyone who encounters flooded roads should stop, think, and turn around.
Mr Crawford says just a small amount of floodwater can wash vehicles away, putting drivers and their passengers in danger, as well as risking the lives of rescuers if people get into trouble.
"Any flooded road can be deadly. People have died trying to cross flooded waterways," Mr Crawford said in a statement.
"The size of your vehicle doesn't matter, nor whether you've driven the road a hundred times before - If it's flooded, forget it."
The rain is expected to ease on Saturday but persistent showers are expected on Sunday.
The rain is expected to keep temperatures in the high 20s on Friday and Saturday, with a steamy top of 33C tipped for Sunday.
It follows a heatwave that hit the entire state last week, with tops in the high 30s in the southeast and overnight lows in the high 20s.