Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast Districts.

Issued at 3:37 pm Sunday, 20 February 2022.

Scattered severe thunderstorms with heavy rainfall developing this afternoon and evening.

A moist airmass to the east of a trough extending from the Gulf Country south-southeastwards through the eastern Channel Country will become moderately unstable this afternoon as surface temperatures rise. Weak wind flow aloft will lead to scattered strong to severe but relatively short-lived thunderstorms capable of producing localised heavy rainfall.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours.

Locations which may be affected include Roma, Charleville, St George, Bollon, Mitchell and Tambo.

53mm of rain was observed at Mt Lindsay in the 30minutes to 3:30PM

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.