Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 2:07 pm Thursday, 24 February 2022.

Severe Thunderstorms are forming over southern inland areas.

Weather Situation: Severe thunderstorms are beginning to form in very moist air to the east of a low pressure system over southern inland Queensland.

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 Roma, Emerald, Clermont, Goondiwindi, Blackwater and Barcaldine.

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.