Forecast issued at 4:30 am EST on Saturday 1 August 2015.
A cold front approaching Tasmania and southwest Victoria, will cross southern NSW today with rain areas associated, particularly over the southern inland. This front will combine with a weakening trough over central NSW on Sunday with patchy rain about central and southeastern parts of the state easing during the day. A weak high pressure ridge will persist over the northeast over the weekend with generally dry conditions expected. A stronger cold front is expected to bring a southwest to southerly change to eastern NSW during Monday though little rainfall is anticipated before a ridge extends across the state during Tuesday.
Forecast for the rest of Saturday
High chance of rain developing over the southern inland with snow lowering to about the 1600 metre level. Medium chance of rain about the central ranges and south coast later. Partly cloudy in the remainder. Early fog patches in the far northeast. Northwest to westerly winds, freshening and becoming strong and gusty about the southern and central ranges.
Sunday 2 August
Slight to medium chance of rain in the southern and central parts increasing to high chance on the western slopes of the southern ranges.. Snow above 1600 metres. Partly cloudy in the north. Gusty west to northwesterly winds ahead of a late south to southwesterly change in the west.
Monday 3 August
Slight to medium chance of rain in the eastern half contracting to the coast during the day. Partly cloudy in the west. Cold, south to southwesterly winds extending throughout.
Tuesday 4 August
Slight chance of morning showers on the western Alps and near the far north coast. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Early frost on the slopes and ranges. South to southwesterly winds.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Saturday.