Snowfields set their sights on the upcoming frontKim Westcott, Thursday June 12, 2014 - 16:34 EST
Cloud and patchy rain streaming into Victoria today is a sign of the next big weather system on the way.
A large cold front which has been making its way across the southern states over the past week, will finally reach the snowfields on Friday. The eagerly anticipated fluffy white powder will be lacking on Friday night, except for a dusting on the highest peaks.
A cold pool of air will arrive on Saturday, sadly after the peak of the rain has already fallen. Although, lingering showers over the following days will have a decent chance of transforming into flurries. A weak front arriving on Monday may also top up the beginning of the snow base.
Over this period, we can expect about 10 centimetres of snow, which will mainly favour the southern ranges and resorts, such as Mount Baw Baw. After this system passes, the cool nights and clearing skies will bring perfect conditions to fire up the snow guns and top up their bases.
The next snow-bearing front should arrive towards the end of next week, with a good chance that it will top up the snow makers efforts.
© Weatherzone 2014
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