It looks like elevated parts of the Southern and Central Ranges of NSW may get a brief snow tease tomorrow as a cold pool moves through. Above image – mid level temperatures via BSCH showing the cold pool over South East NSW.

 

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A strong upper trough / upper low is expected to move North to North East during the next 24-36hrs over Victoria and across Southern, Central and Eastern NSW. This system is expected to be cold enough to bring some snow to the Snowy Mountains (not much for their standards) along with flurries around the Brindabella Ranges and National Parks East of the ACT. Despite the snow level dropping to ‘maybe’ 800m over Southern NSW, dry air aloft is expected to combine with a narrow wind of opportunity to suppress snow potential, leading to just a few cm expected – certainly nothing worth driving long distances for.

 

Forecast snow accumulation over the next 5 days via Windy - only light dustings are expected in the blue.

Forecast snow accumulation over the next 5 days via Windy – only light dustings are expected in the blue.

 

 

Later in the day as the cold pool slowly drags North, there is the chance of some snow flurries around the Jenolan Caves and highest peaks of the Central Talblenads – again, dry air aloft… narrow wind of opportunity and elevated snow levels will suppress the snow totals, but it could be something fun for the locals.

While this isn’t exactly the most unheard of weather for this time of year – snow in the Snowy Mountains… theres not much else happening around the Country at the moment. This system isn’t expected to reach Northern NSW but the cooler air trailing in behind it should allow for at least some cooler nights towards the weekend.

Potential snow areas for Thursday night circled in red - but only if the criteria of 800m / 1000m and enough moisture is met (not all places in the red).

Potential snow areas for Thursday night circled in red – but only if the criteria of 800m / 1000m and enough moisture is met (not all places in the red).