DISCUSSION: As a weak trough associated with a relatively weak area of low-pressure gradually moves through the Coral Sea over the next several days, an impressive Winter-time set up will unfold across the north/northeastern parts of Queensland, Australia. During the upcoming weekend, there is expected to be impressively strong warm air advection (and consequently a strong presence of moisture) which will make for an increasingly favorable environment for heavy rainfall across this region. As this trough of low pressure gradually pushes through the aforementioned parts of Australia, there will also be a substantially increased threat for widespread flooding based on the plethora of moisture which will be bearing down on those parts of the "Land Down Under." Moreover, areas located in somewhat lower-lying areas will be even more vulnerable based on the fact that such areas will be at risk of increased flooding due to increased ponding of water. Furthermore, there is a good chance that localized flood warnings will be issued in some parts of northeast Australia in the wake of the upcoming flooding threat.
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