WAGGA has been left drenched after copping more than 30 millimetres of rain in less than two hours.
The storm swept across the city over the afternoon after a severe weather warning from the Bureau of Meteorology, with rain first recorded about 3.50pm on Friday.
By 5.30pm, 31.2 millimetres had been dumped over Wagga, with roughly 25 millimetres falling in just half an hour.
Gutters were overflowing and water lapped at the sides of cars as Forsyth Street flooded between the Sturt Mall and Marketplace.
The rain brought no relief from the heat, either, with temperatures sticking to the mid 20s.
Spits of rain are continuing, but the main storm front has passed.
A second front is forming to the west of the city near Griffith, with residents advised to stay braced in case of further flooding and damaging winds.