Rain is expected to stay away tomorrow for Stanthorpe Cup Day.
Rain is expected to stay away tomorrow for Stanthorpe Cup Day. Contributed

Weather expected to be clear for Stanthorpe Races

STANTHORPE might have copped a rain deluge today but things are likely to fine up and present crowds with a perfect day for Stanthorpe Cup tomorrow.

As of 9am this morning, Stanthorpe received 37mm of rain, but Dalveen welcomed the most with 41mm. Applethorpe also had 23mm.

"There are still further thunderstorms in the area that could increase a little bit later on. But going into tomorrow we do see things stabilising,” a spokesman from the Bureau of Meteorology said.

"The upper feature that's been causing this weather is starting to move off-shore. Still a chance of a shower or thunderstorm tomorrow, but it'll likely be in the far-west of the Darling Downs/Granite Belt region.

"Very late in the evening it might make it toward the Border Ranges and Granite Belt.

"Sunday is the best chance of seeing storm activity through there. It'll also be fairly warm temperatures there for the next few days.”

Stanthorpe is expected to reach a top of around 26 degrees tomorrow and 23 on Sunday.

Punters still might need a jacket, with temps expected to drop late in the evening.

"It's looking pretty pleasant in the afternoon. Not really dropping off until late in the evening. It's looking like a nice day as long as that thunderstorm activity stays further to the west,” the spokesman said.

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