KEEP WARM: The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted cold nights for the beginning of this week.
KEEP WARM: The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted cold nights for the beginning of this week. Lucinda Ross

Rug up, more chilly temperatures on the way

SOUTH Burnett residents will need to keep their warmer blankets handy as morning temperatures drop below 0 this week.

The Bureau of Meteorology predicts the next few days will serve up chilly minimum temperatures.

Meteorologist Michelle Berry said some frost was likely, with temperatures set to drop to minus 3C this morning and Wednesday, and minus 2C on Thursday.

The maximum temperatures will be a bit below the average at 21C today, before warming up to 24C later in the week.

We're in for very dry conditions in the next few days, causing a high fire danger today and very high danger on Wednesday.

But there is hope of some rain.

"Late in the week we have a trough that will enter the state,” Ms Berry said.

"On Friday we'll likely see a bit of moisture increasing.

On Friday there is a chance of a thunderstorm, with the potential for rainfall to increase due to the trough.

The southeast corner of Queensland should receive between 10-50mm, with heavier totals in some areas due to the thunderstorms.

"There is at least a 50 per cent chance of thunderstorms, but the trough is still fairly unstable at this stage,” Ms Berry said.

Saturday is likely to be the wettest day, and there is some rain predicted for Sunday.

Due to the increasing moisture levels and rain predicted for Friday, the fire danger levels should decrease over the weekend.

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