Weather Bureau warns of possible severe storm on Friday as southerly change moves through

THE Weather Bureau is urging people to keep their eyes on the sky and have access to a weather radar in case a severe storm makes its way to the Redlands this afternoon.

STORMS: Dark clouds are starting to gather over Cleveland. The Queensland SES is urging people to prepare an emergency kit. Photo: Jordan Crick

STORMS: Dark clouds are starting to gather over Cleveland. The Queensland SES is urging people to prepare an emergency kit. Photo: Jordan Crick

There is a 70 per cent chance of showers and thunderstorms for the remainder of today and the Weather Bureau predicts some to be severe if they eventuate.

A shower or storm is also possible on Saturday but it is unlikely to bring much rain.

Weather Bureau spokesperson Jess Gardner said a southerly change moving up the coast would be responsible for any storms today.

"This whole system will start to move offshore over the next couple of days and we will see this activity start to ease back on Saturday and Sunday," she said.

The Queensland SES warned people to move cars undercover, disconnect electrical appliances, bring loose items inside and close doors, windows and shutters in the event of a storm.

They also urged residents to trim trees, clear gutters and create an emergency plan after a severe storm ripped through Brisbane on Wednesday night, dumping 112mm of rain in an hour and causing flash flooding.

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