Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of North West, Central West and Channel Country Forecast Districts.

Issued at 3:52 pm Thursday, 4 February 2021.

Severe thunderstorms developing in the southwest between Middleton and the NSW border

Weather Situation: A trough in the far southwest is drawing tropical moisture into the area, with isolated severe thunderstorms forming in the region.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Thargomindah, Windorah, Eromanga, Stonehenge, Mt Howitt Station and Jundah.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* 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.