While almost 50 bushfires are burning in other parts of NSW on Monday, Wagga shivered through a windy, cool day.
Just before 1.30pm on Monday, Wagga's temperature was 14.1 degrees, just edging past the day's predicted top of 14.
Conditions remained blustery into the afternoon, with wind gusts reached a maximum speed of 29 knots, or 54 kilometres an hour, at 3pm.
After the chill of Monday, Wagga residents can look forward to warmer days, but the nights are going to be chilly, with minimums dipping as low as -1.0 degrees.
Tuesday is heading for a maximum of 15 degrees, up from a predicted overnight low of -1.0.
Wednesday's predicted top of 17 degrees is expected to come after the same overnight minimum.
On Thursday and Friday, the predicted top is a sunny 21 degrees.
The bushfire risk in the Riverina is currently rated as low to moderate.