The models are lined up for a significant cold outbreak starting from tomorrow Thursday August 20 into early next week. Weather patterns have reverted to a more normal August pattern, with the highs up North, deep low pressure to the South and strong W-SW winds over SE Australia including NSW and even Southern Queensland in between. A series of cold fronts will cross SE Australia in the next few days, bringing cold temperatures and rain to the Tablelands and slopes and snow to the Snowies, Southern and Central Tablelands, the Barrington Tops and the Southern parts of the Northern Tablelands. The first of these, an opener if you will, passed over Sydney late this afternoon after having brought soft hail to parts of the Central Tablelalnds. Here's the forecast synoptic from the NZ Met for 10:00 tomorrow (AEST): Meteye shows snow falling as early as tonight on the Oberon Plateau, with snowfalls likely on Friday and the weekend. The forecast for Oberon (1100 metres) has a snowflake icon against Friday, Saturday and Sunday - not often you see that. Snow is forecast to fall as low as 600 metres on Saturday 22nd, including Bathurst and Katoomba.