Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in South West Slopes, Snowy Mountains and parts of Southern Tablelands and Riverina Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:40 pm Friday, 5 February 2021.

Weather Situation: A cold front and a pre-frontal trough are tracking east across the state. These systems will combine with moisture drawn into the state from the tropics to produce severe thunderstorms across parts of inland NSW through this afternoon and evening.
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 Cooma, Tumbarumba, Cootamundra, Gundagai, Tumut and Khancoban.
Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Central Tablelands and Central West Slopes and Plains districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.
Wagga Wagga recorded 28.4mm in 30min to 4:30pm.
Tooma Dam recorded 26mm in 30min to 7pm.
West Wyalong recorded 29.8mm in 1hr to 8:30pm.
Temora recorded 26.4mm in 1hr to 9:30pm.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* Don't walk, ride your bike or drive through flood water.
* If you are trapped by flash flooding, seek refuge in the highest available place and ring 000 if you need rescue.
* Be aware that run-off from rainfall in fire affected areas may behave differently and be more rapid. It may also contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks.
* After bushfires, heavy rain and the loss of foliage can make the ground soft and heavy, leading to a greater chance of landslides.
* Unplug computers and appliances.
* Avoid using the phone during the storm.
* Stay indoors away from windows, and keep children and pets indoors as well.
* Stay vigilant and monitor conditions. Note that the landscape may have changed following bushfires.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES (NSW and ACT) on 132 500.