A SERIES of cold fronts are causing a mix of wintry weather across NSW this week, with more rain, damaging winds and low-level snow on the way during the next few days.
Earlier this week, a pair of cold fronts passed over south-eastern Australia between Monday and Wednesday, causing a burst of wind, rain, thunderstorms, snow and hail.
One of these fronts even prompted a severe weather warning for damaging winds in NSW on Wednesday.
While these two fronts have now moved out to the Tasman Sea, another strong one will move over NSW on Friday and Saturday, bringing strong and potentially damaging winds, showers and snow. One of the standout features of the impending front will be a pool of very cold air in its wake.
Temperatures should drop below -30 degrees Celsius around five kilometres above sea level in southern and central NSW, on Friday night and Saturday morning.
This cold air will cause snow to settle along an extensive area of the southern and central NSW from Friday night into the weekend.
There should even be some snow on parts of the Northern Tablelands on Saturday and Sunday.
The persistence of cold air over south-eastern Australia will result in decent snow accumulations in some areas.
Some ski resorts and parts of the back country could pick a metre of snow by the end of this week.
Parts of central NSW should see more than 10 centimetres of snow on the ground by Sunday, while falls will be lighter on the northern ranges.
Most of the rain from this week's flurry of cold fronts will fall on and west of the ranges in NSW.
While this won't be a big rain event for most of NSW, some areas along the western side of the central and southern ranges could pick up more than 30 millimetres by Sunday.
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