A minor respite has allowed authorities to prepare for dangerous conditions expected on the South Coast on Friday. There is a severe weather warning that a vigorous cold front will affect southern parts of New South Wales on Friday afternoon and evening, extending into central areas overnight before weakening. Damaging winds averaging 55 to 65 km/h, with gusts around 90 km/h, are possible over parts of inland New South Wales late Friday afternoon/evening, and the Illawarra coastal fringe during Friday night. If you can still avoid non-essential travel, that's best. If you must travel, take extreme care, be prepared for conditions to change at short notice and follow emergency services' and traffic crews' directions. Please allow the blog a moment to load.