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Welcome rain to drizzle over southwest this week

A fresh round of rain has poured down on Southwest Queensland early in the new year, but the area may not have a sunny day for the rest of the week.

The Bureau of Meteorology is recording a 70 per cent chance of rain for the rest of today, January 4, in Roma, with a likely storm.

And the mercury will be reaching a high of 35C despite the wet weather.

Showers are forecast for the rest of the week too, with a 90 per cent chance of rain and up to 25mm falling on Wednesday, January 6.

BOM has already recorded 3.6mm of rain for Roma so far today.

Charleville has received a fair shower too, with 2.2mm being recorded so far today.

But during the week, the weather will be a bit more mild for Charleville with only 10mm expected to fall on Wednesday, January 6.

The sun is expected to come out again on Thursday, January 7 with only a 20 per cent chance of rain every day of the week after that.

Here is the expected movement of the Southwest Queensland weather system today. Pic: BOM
Here is the expected movement of the Southwest Queensland weather system today. Pic: BOM

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