SHOWERS are on the way for south-east Queensland pretty much for the next week as a rain band crosses the state.
There is an even money chance of showers Thursday but this will rise to a 90 per cent chance of about 15mm by Saturday for the Redlands.
For Beaudesert and Jimboomba it will be a 60 per cent chance tomorrow, 70 per cent Friday and 80 per cent on Saturday.
There is only a small chance of showers on Sunday.
Weather Bureau forecasters say the chance for rain will increase to 40 per cent on Monday.
Temperatures will get down to just 5 degrees for Beaudesert and Jimboomba overnight Sunday.
It will be warmer in the Redlands, with temperatures down to 9 degrees on Sunday but remaining in double figures overnight for the rest of the week.
It will be a mixed bag for conditions on Moreton Bay over the next week, with seas to 1.5 metres. Winds to 15 knots will swing from the north to north-west to south-east and there will be a chance of a storm late Friday.
The bureau expects significant rainfall for much of the state as the rain band is likely to deliver widespread 5mm to 20mm of falls, with more isolated totals of 20mm to 40mm with the odd storm.
Cool, dry conditions will spread across the state from the west in the wake of these systems, with morning frost likely to return to the southern interior from Sunday.
The winter solstice was on Monday so from now on, the days will gradually start to be longer.