Tail-end of NSW rain to hit Tasmania

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Parts of Tasmania are being warned to brace for flash flooding as a rain system lashing NSW moves south.

The heaviest falls are expected in the island's northeast and along the east coast on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning.

Up to 200mm is tipped at elevated levels inland from the coast, with the coast to receive 70-100mm and Hobart set for 50-70mm.

"We are expecting flash flooding particularly in the east and northeast of the state," Bureau of Meteorology's Alex Melitsis said on Tuesday.

"We're just getting a little tail-end of the NSW rain system. We have seen a pretty dry period over the last month, so the soil does have the capacity to absorb a bit of the rainfall."

Damaging winds gusts up to 100km/h are also forecast along the east coast, which is the subject of a severe weather warning.

"We're asking everyone in pretty much the whole eastern side of Tasmania to consider developing a home action plan," state SES director Andrew Lea said.

The wet weather is expected to clear on Thursday.