Residents across the Riverina have been urged to be careful as a severe weather warning sweeps across the state's south east.
The Bureau of Meteorology issued a series of cold fronts that are expected to cross southeastern Australia from Thursday to Sunday.
These cold fronts are anticipated to generate vigorous west to northwesterly flow across NSW and gusty showers in the southwest tonight.
People in the region are being warned about damaging wind gusts, which could be in excess of 90 kilometres per hour, as well as possible showers and thunderstorms during this morning in the Riverina.
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There is a second threat during this afternoon and evening about the Lower Western and Riverina Districts and then parts of the South West Slopes during early Friday morning.
Blizzards are likely for Alpine areas.
The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services recommends that back country travel be postponed until conditions improve.
The State Emergency Service unit advised in a Facebook post that residents should:
- Move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
- Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
- Keep at least eight metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences.
- Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid (131 388), Endeavour Energy (131 003), Essential Energy (132 080) or Evoenergy (131 093) as shown on your power bill.
- For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.