FINALLY, winter rain is on its way for a decent portion of Queensland.
The Bureau of Meteorology's eight day forecast for August 3 to 10 shows potentially good falls across much of southern Queensland, parts of the central Queensland, and along the coast.
The best falls are shown for far south west Queensland starting on Thursday, with more widespread rain on Friday (see more maps below).
On Wednesday a low pressure system will track east across northern South Australia with cloud increasing in the far west of the Queensland. BOM says there is a slight to medium chance of showers and possible thunderstorms developing in the Channel Country during the day.
On Thursday the low pressure system with an associated surface trough will move over the far south west districts with a high to very high chance of widespread showers, rain areas and a few gusty thunderstorms over the south west. Moderate to heavy rainfall totals are possible in the southern Channel Country according to BOM.
On Friday, the low pressure system will continue to move eastwards across central and south eastern Queensland. BOM says there is a high to very high chance of scattered to widespread shower activity, rain areas and a few thunderstorms.
Moderate to heavy rainfall totals are possible in the far south of the Maranoa and Warrego district near the NSW border. Showers and possible thunderstorm activity is also forecast to extend from the Capricornia northwards to the Peninsula with the presence of a coastal trough about the Central Coast.
August 3-16 is likely to be wetter than average for much of Australia.
According to BOM, the fortnight of August 3-16 is likely to be wetter than average for much of Australia, although chances of a wetter or drier than average fortnight are close to equal across the far northern tropics and most of the western half of Western Australia.
BOM says the August to October period is likely to be wetter than average, with a greater than 65pc chance over most of the eastern two thirds of Australia and greater than 75pc chance over much of south west Queensland, south east Northern Territory, western NSW, and inland South Australia.