The large area of instability is easy to see on the satellite. It is the large cluster of cloud south of the cloud band over northern NSW and south east QLD.
The storm cluster will continue to move north into this evening. It has the potential for heavy downpours causing localised flash flooding and strong damaging winds will continue tonight.
Tomorrow will be cloud affected once again with milder temperatures. Showers and storms are expected, before easing by the weekend.
The Christmas forecast is still a tough one, everything hinges on what happens in the northern tropics with a potential cyclone. The models have some heavy rain just before Christmas and another system just after so there is rain expected around this time, but it’s too early to make a defined call at this point.