Issued 4th July 2018. Another round of fresh snow is on the way for the Alps on Friday and Saturday with snow possible on the NSW Central Tablelands Saturday night into Sunday morning. Above image via BSCH 500mb cold pool on Saturday.
A deep low to the South of Tasmania will extend a cold front up into Victoria and Southern NSW on Friday. The cold front is likely to sweep East during the day which will trigger scattered showers, isolated storms with small hail and snow on the Alps above 1200 meters later in the day.
A second stronger and colder front is expected to move East across Victoria and Southern NSW on Saturday. This front has a much more significant mid level cold pool of air with it. Scattered showers, isolated storms with small hail and snow above 900 meters is forecast across Victoria. The Alps and Snowy Mountains are likley to see blizzard conditions develop with damaging winds and heavy snow falls. Up to 20cm could fall on Saturday alone across the slopes.
As the coldest air moves across the NSW Central tablelands on Saturday afternoon and night with snow forecast to fall above 1000 meters. Places like Crookwell, Oberon, Jenolan Caves, Lithgow and Orange could see a few cms of snow over night into Sunday morning. Below image via Higgins premium.
By Sunday the system moves well off into the Tasman Sea leaving mostly fine conditions. This is followed up by a large high pressure system producing plenty of sunshine and light winds which will make for perfect skiing conditions on the slopes well into the week.