Sydneysiders Warned About "Dangerous Supercell Storms"
Australia's east coast could be facing some of the "most powerful thunderstorms so far this season", say meteorologists.
A combination of ideal conditions - namely moisture in the air, a trigger that causes uplift and an instability to maintain that uplift - could lead to dangerous supercell storms forming across parts of Queensland and NSW.
And while there's a chance the storms may not arise, Sky News' Tom Saunders told news.com.au that the conditions over Sydney and Brisbane had caught his attention.
"Thursday will deliver the trifecta along the east coast and ranges from Queensland's Wide Bay down to southern NSW," he said.
"Instability and shear levels on Thursday look sufficient for supercell development across south-east Queensland, and along the northern and central NSW coast and adjacent ranges."
Rain is predicted across most of the weekend for Sydney, with the possibility of storms developing on Thursday and, says Mr Saunders, again on Saturday.
"Settled weather will return on Friday to eastern Australia but as we approach the peak of the storm season these events will become more frequent," he explained.
"Indeed the next potential for storms will arrive from Saturday to Monday."