SES on high alert as wild weather hits region
UPDATE: STATE Emergency Services group leader Frank Devlin is urging residents to be storm ready as wild weather lashes the region.
The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast storms in Toowoomba throughout the weekend.
"Make sure you've got a torch with batteries that work and be sure to batten down the hatches if wind picks up - avoid having loose stuff lying around the yard," he said.
"We've been lucky so far…it was heavy rain, but not damaging winds or hail."
Crews from Toowoomba were called in to help the Crow's Nest SES last night with a leaking roof.
"It looks like it's going to be wet over the next few nights, we need residents to be ready for it."
He said the storm ready message was getting through the residents.
EARLIER: It was what many farmers have been hoping and praying for.
Storms finally brought much-needed rainfall across much of the Darling Downs last night.
The township of Oakey was drenched with 70mm of rain falling in about four hours.
Toowoomba also received quite a lot of rain with 41.8mm falling between 7pm and 12am.
Wellcamp Airport recorded 26.4mm while Warwick received 24.mm.
The storms also brought lightning to the region and thousands of strikes were recorded.
There are no reports of injuries on the Darling Downs but one man was killed in north-west Queensland.
Boos Country Photography snapped an amazing photo of lightning strikes near Biddeston.
"Had a amazing light show tonight in Biddeston," he said last night.
"Rain has eased off now and since this evening we have now had 70ml of much needed rain.
"The light show produced some amazing bolts and crawlers and I got to witness and capture blue bolts from the safety of my back verandah."
Further south hail hit the township of Goondiwindi in scenes reminiscent of those that took place in Chinchilla last week.
Steady rain in Toowoomba made at least one road inaccessible last night as water rose.
Zac Glozier posted a photo which showed water over McDougall St in Glenvale.
"McDougall St near Darling Downs Christian School fully blocked off, wouldn't even attempt to go though there," he said.