BROLLIES were an essential item this morning as heavy showers rolled through the Redlands.
Motorists endured a tough run into work, with 12.8mm falling in 30 minutes during the morning rush hour.
A further 9.8mm fell between 10am and 10.30am.
The streets were soaked at Cleveland Shopping Centre where locals like Joan Burke were caught in the rain while waiting for the bus.
Shower activity is expected to continue throughout the day and into next week, with a 70 per cent chance of rain forecast each day until Sunday.
Weather watchers will be keeping a close eye on Saturday, as it could be the best chance of more heavy rain.
The Weather Bureau predicts between 4mm and 15mm to fall on the Redlands, with a thunderstorm possible.
The seven day forecast is in stark contrast to the Weather Bureau's January climate outlook, which showed falls were likely to be around the 25mm range.
The change in forecast is good news for drought and bushfire affected communities across the state.
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