Coast weather: Misery set to continue all weekend
KEEP your coat on and bring the umbrella, but hold off on the sandbags.
It's a miserable weekend that looks set to stay this way but there's a silver lining to the cloud cover that's greeted the Sunshine Coast this morning.
Showers are expected to stay relatively light all weekend, we're still expecting a top of about 22C and by late tomorrow we should be starting to dry out with a few glimpses of sunshine possible.
Weatherzone senior meteorologist Jacob Cronje said the bulk of the heavy rainfall was falling to the north-west of our region, out past Kingaroy and Murgon.
Lucky for us, we've looked to avoid the bulk of the mayhem, but the Capricorn Coast is being lashed by severe weather this morning.
Mr Cronje said the trough was headed out to sea now but could swing back in tomorrow, but the Sunshine Coast again looks set to dodge the worst of it.
Gusty, south-easterly winds will hang around with average speeds of about 25km/h reaching up to 40km/h today and even up to 60km/h bursts tomorrow.
"The rain showers are easing tomorrow and the last of it looks like falling early on Monday," Mr Cronje said.
"By late Sunday the region should be drying out."
A high pressure system to the east will help that drying out process.
A few surfers were out at Alexandra Headland this morning with the points proving the pick of the action thus far.
Swell was tipped to build to about two metres with Pt Cartwright, Alexandra Headland and Noosa points the pick of the action for those willing to brave the gloom for a wave.