Mount Isa has got its best rain since early February as the tail end of ex-Tropical Cyclone Trevor delivers much needed precipitation to western and north western Queensland.
At 7am Wednesday, Mount Isa had received 17mm in the previous 22 hours, the best fall since the city has 34mm on February 4 with 40% chance of more rain on Thursday.
The falls were higher still to the south with the best falls recorded at The Monument with 158mm, Selwyn getting 144mm and Black Gorge getting 127mm.
Cloncurry did well too getting 69mm while Glen Idol station south of the Curry got 122mm which will please farmers looking for follow-up rain.
There was 29mm at Urandangi, 56mm at Corella Dam and 75mm at Winton and 76mm on the Landsborough Hwy though Boulia got just 8.6mm.
At 5am Wednesday ex-tropical cyclone Trevor was located southeast of Mount Isa, and is slowly moving to the east-southeast. A slow-moving surface trough extends to the east from the low through parts of central Queensland.
Widespread six-hourly rainfall totals between 75mm and 125mm on Wednesday were likely to continue developing within the warning area, with locally heavier falls possible with thunderstorms.
Heavy rainfall will extend to parts of the eastern interior from late today, but particularly during Thursday. The threat of heavy rain is expected to ease during Thursday. Flood warnings and a flood watch are current for parts of central and western Queensland.
Heavy rainfall may also lead to flash flooding. Road conditions are expected to be impacted as a result of the forecast rainfall and floodwaters.
Catchments likely to be affected include:
Upper Flinders River
Lower Flinders River
Wallam and Mungallala Creeks
Warrego River (QLD)
Paroo River (QLD)
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