Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Central Highlands and Coalfields and Maranoa and Warrego Forecast Districts.

Issued at 12:44 pm Thursday, 12 May 2022.

Heavy rainfall developing in the interior.

An upper trough is combining with a moist airmass east of a surface trough to produce extensive areas of rainfall with embedded thunderstorms in the Queensland interior today. An broad area of rain has developed west of Roma, and is expected to move to the south towards St. George over the next several hours. Thunderstorms are becoming more active in parts of the Central Highland and Coalfields District, with heavy rainfall possible over the next few hours.

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, St George, Blackwater, Mitchell, Rolleston and Injune.

Old Cashmere (northwest of St. George) recorded 80mm in the 6 hours to 12:00

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.