Sandbagging stations set up as weather bureau issues severe storm warning for Redlands.

UPDATE 4.45pm

THE Redlands is set to be hit by severe storms in the next hour, with the weather bureau issuing a warning for storms moving east from Logan and Brisbane.

Storms were forecast to affect Deception Bay waters, Bribie Island and northern Bribie Island by 4.50 pm and Beenleigh, Cleveland and waters off Bribie Island by 5.20 pm.

The bureau says intense rainfall is likely, possibly leading to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding.

Redland City Council has set up sandbagging stations at Cleveland, as well as North Stradbroke, Russell and Macleay islands.

UPDATE 4.15pm

THE weather bureau says a very dangerous storm is tracking south from Caboolture, bringing with it intense rainfall that could cause flash flooding.

Storms were forecast to affect Strathpine, Redcliffe and Kallangur by 4.35pm and Mud Island, Lake Samsonvale and northern Moreton Bay just after 5pm.

It comes as thunder rolls and rain continues to fall in parts of the Redlands.

Redland City Council has set up sandbagging stations at Cleveland, as well as North Stradbroke, Russell and Macleay islands.

UPDATE 4pm

A severe storm detected near Dunwich is tracking north, according to the weather bureau.

A storm warning for heavy rainfall and damaging winds is in effect for the Redlands, with inland storms also travelling east towards the coast.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advised people to move their cars under cover and away from trees, secure loose outdoor items and seek shelter indoors.

Parts of the Scenic Rim ad Lockyer Valley have seen heavy rain, with 48 millimetres falling at Kalbar and Upper Lockyer being drenched by 70 millimetres in an hour.

GLOOMY: A band of thunderstorms swept through south-east Queensland on Sunday afternoon.

GLOOMY: A band of thunderstorms swept through south-east Queensland on Sunday afternoon.

UPDATE 3pm

A SEVERE storm warning has been issued for parts of the Redlands, as inland storms track east.

"Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours," the weather bureau warning said.

Areas which may be affected include Cleveland, Jimboomba, Brisbane, Maroochydore, Gympie, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Ipswich, Stanthorpe, Caboolture and Gatton.

UPDATE 12pm

The weather bureau has issued a severe storm warning for the south-east coast, but predicts areas north and west of Brisbane are most likely to be hit by dangerous weather this afternoon.

Severe thunderstorms are developing and are expected to become stronger later this afternoon.

Over the next several hours, the bureau says areas like Toowoomba, Dalby, Maroochydore, Gympie, Kingaroy and Rainbow Beach may see damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rain.

Between five and 20 millimetres of rain is forecast for the Brisbane region as a line of storms approaches from the west.

EARLIER

SEVERE storms are forecast to hit the south-east this afternoon, after weekend weather brought large hail and cut power to thousands of homes.

Dangerous and destructive thunderstorms are possible for large parts of Queensland on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the weather bureau.

Meteorologist James Thompson said the south-east coast district - including the Redlands, Logan and Scenic Rim - was likely to see significant storms as warm and humid air was drawn to the coast.

DANGEROUS WEATHER: Severe storms are likely for the south-east on Tuesday. Image: BOM

DANGEROUS WEATHER: Severe storms are likely for the south-east on Tuesday. Image: BOM

A surface trough, with moist and unstable air on its eastern side, remains over eastern Queensland.

"We're expecting these conditions to continue until Wednesday, then start to ease off," Mr Thompson said.

It comes after large hail and damaging winds wreaked havoc on the south-east on Sunday.

In the Redlands, golf ball-sized hail was reported in some areas, including Victoria Point and Mount Cotton.

About 80,000 lightning strikes were recorded across the region from midday on Sunday to 4pm.

With severe weather continuing, the RSPCA is urging people to keep their pets safe and secure, and make sure they have identification.

"After every storm we end up with reports of lost ... and traumatised animals, many without any identification," RSPCA Queensland spokesman Michael Beatty said.

"Some dogs in particular suffer from what we call storm or firework phobia.

"Often they will sense the storm coming long before humans can, and the noise of the thunder absolutely terrifies them. They then try to escape from areas they normally wouldn't think of leaving."

More to come.