Qld, Brisbane, Gold Coast Weather: A huge system lingers in the southeastern state

A persistent weather system that dumped 350mm over Queensland could trigger heavy rain on the Gold Coast.

The anomalous weather system that struck southeastern Queensland with a 350mm rain bomb on Tuesday continues to pour into the state from New South Wales.

Bureau of Meteorology meteorologist Helen Reid told NCA NewsWire that the wild weather has moved south, affecting the Gold Coast and Logan regions.

“We can expect up to 90mm of rain on the Gold Coast today,” he said.

“The system is wrapped up in southern Queensland over today.”

The system triggered severe flood warnings in the Darling Downs region, inland from Brisbane.

“There has been continuous flooding from there (Darling Downs) as the rainfall passed 24 hours ago and increased the rivers again.” Ms. Reid said.

Dalby residents have been warned that rising floodwaters could sweep through the city and close parts of the Warrego Highway.

Brisbane residents can expect a rainy Wednesday morning, with 15mm of rain.

“This could obviously change if the system moves north,” Ms. Reid said.

Thursday is expected to bring a couple of persistent showers from the southeast.

Originally released as Queensland weather: System rounds on Gold Coast and Logan after heavy rain