More storms predicted in coming days

The copper smelter is about to disappear in the clouds as the storm arrives on Sunday afternoon.

The copper smelter is about to disappear in the clouds as the storm arrives on Sunday afternoon.

More showers and a possible thunderstorm are predicted for today though the BoM is not expecting anything like the short but severe storm that rolled through Mount Isa yesterday.

Around 3.30pm the Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe thunderstorm warning for damaging winds in the north west including Mount Isa, Cloncurry, Julia Creek, Camooweal and McKinlay.

By then people had reported rare falls of hail in the North West and at least one tree came down.

The Bureau has not yet updated its official rainfall total for Mount Isa though it is believed falls of 30mms were recorded.

Today’s forecast is for partly cloudy weather.

Tree down in Mount Isa (photo courtesy ABC North West Qld).

Tree down in Mount Isa (photo courtesy ABC North West Qld).

There is a high (70%) chance of showers in the northeast, medium (40%) chance elsewhere with aThe chance of a thunderstorm.

Daytime maximum temperatures around 40.

Similar conditions are expected for the next few days.

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