Soggy end to week for south-east Queensland but blue skies tipped to return in coming days as cooler weather sets in

GOOD rain has hit Redlands, Logan and Beaudesert this morning, but forecasters are expecting blue skies to return for the weekend.

GLOOMY DAY: Brollies were out at Cleveland on Friday as the Redlands received decent rain. Photo: Jordan Crick

GLOOMY DAY: Brollies were out at Cleveland on Friday as the Redlands received decent rain. Photo: Jordan Crick

The Weather Bureau also predicts gusty winds to hit on Saturday, with a 25-40km/h westerly forecast for parts of the south-east.

Redlands copped about 20mm of rain in the 24 hours to 9am this morning, while Logan recorded 15mm and Beaudesert 8mm.

Gloomy skies have set in for the last couple of days, particularly on the coast, but forecasters expect that to change from tomorrow and into next week.

Redlands can expect a sunny day with a top of 19 degrees tomorrow, and there will be similar conditions in Logan where a maximum of 20 is predicted.

It will be a pleasant day for Beaudesert too, but the mercury is tipped to drop as low as four degrees on Thursday.

That will follow a run of single-digit days for the area, with a minimum of five degrees predicted on Sunday and again on Tuesday.

Logan will also experience cooler weather starting on Sunday, where overnight temperatures are tipped to fall to between 5 and 9 degrees.

Meteorologist Shane Kennedy said a trough that had moved in from the south-west was responsible for the wet weather.

"Fresh and gusty westerly winds are likely across southern and south-east Queensland on Saturday in the wake of the trough," he said.

"Blue skies should return for most of the state on the weekend, as cooler and drier air extends across much of the state and into the southern tropics.

"There is a risk of frost returning to the southern and south-eastern interior from Sunday."

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