EARLY BIRD EDITION - THE SYSTEMS TO WATCH WITH VOLATILE WEATHER ABOUT THIS WEEKEND.

The east coast certainly set to become rather unsettled with the most active weather forecast to be found over the east coast of the Wide Bay and Capricornia with widespread falls down to the NSW border. The wet weather continues into next week with widespread onshore falls.


The remainder of the nation is fairly quiet and cold to start in the southeast once again with a clear start with frost.


But the moisture is set to fold over the nation once again and we will see overnight temperatures warm up and daytime temperatures also on the climb as we go through the outlook period.


So, let's take a look at the systems to watch out for.


A significant rainfall event is forecast to develop over the eastern parts of QLD today and showers develop along the east coast. Watching the upper low that moves into NSW overnight into Saturday which could spawn a few showers and thunderstorms for western and northern NSW. Some patchy cloud and a few showers for the west Friday afternoon and over the weekend but the fine weather and warmer weather should be in place for most elsewhere.

The upper trough quickly moves out to NZ over the course of Sunday and weather is clearing the east with onshore winds and showers to continue over the east of NSW and QLD. Upper trough over the inland of NSW could produce a few showers and storms as well during Sunday night and Monday afternoon as well. A strong cold front moving into the west of the nation will see showers and storms develop over the inland of WA with a strong batch of gusty showers over the SWLD with damaging winds likely at this time. Warm in the east and dry and seasonal over the north.

The strong cold front and low moves into the Bight on Tuesday and with the warm air and the high pressure moving eastwards slowly, this may see a batch of showers and storms move into western SA and into the Ag areas later in the day. Could be a few reasonable falls with this convection but will keep watch in the update coming through this morning. The west dries out mid-week and another upper trough over QLD could see further inland showers and thunderstorms.

The trends still remain the same, there is a significant cloud band sweeping the nation throughout the medium term and that has been a feature most days this week. Nice short wave coming into SA later in the day with a band of rain and strong winds but warm and breezy in the southeast ahead of it, and much colder back in the SWLD in the wake of that system and under the cloud covering the nation.

More weather details coming up from 8am EST with the latest video that I am working on right now. Time for coffee too.

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