'40mm in just 15 minutes': Wild weather heading our way

Queensland is in for a wild week of weather.

Severe thunderstorm warnings are currently in across Herbert and the Lower Burdekin,  the Central Highlands, the Coalfields, Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett, Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is warning residents inbound storms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in St George, Surat, Roma, Injune, Chinchilla, Taroom, Rolleston, Theodore, Moura, Eidsvold, Townsville and Palm Island.

The south-west of Queensland has already experienced intense rainfall this morning with some areas copping 40mm in just 15 minutes.

While damaging storms along the coast of Central Queensland are unlikely BOM forecaster Harry Clark says it isn't out of the question as the weather spreads across the state. 

As the storms head north on a mostly inland path the rain is due to set in along the coastline for the rest of the week and higher chance of storms over the weekend.

Mr Clark said people will notice the change is weather with today set to be the last day of warm temperatures.

"It will be much cooler than we have seen," he said. 

"There will be a real change in the weather"

Many places across the state currently experiencing temperatures in the 30s are expected to see a drop to the high 20s tomorrow. 

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