SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS: Bureau warns of damaging winds ahead
UPDATE 10.55AM: The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning covering the Sunshine Coast.
BoM has warned of damaging winds hitting the region over the next few hours as a band of storms move towards the coast from the west.
Maroochydore was listed as one of the suburbs which may be affected by the storm systems.
SHOWERS are set to fall across the region today, before a warm change will deliver perfect weekend beach weather.
Bureau of Meteorology meteorologist Adam Woods said there was the chance of a thunderstorm later today and 8-15mm of widespread rainfall.
Those falls would be higher where the storms hit.
"It may not be severe," Mr Woods said.
He said it would remain "very cloudy" throughout today and storms near the trough would roll in from the west.
Rain was set to clear up on Friday, before clear skies and warm weather for the weekend.
Maximum temperatures of 32C were expected on Saturday and Sunday.