WINTER WONDERLAND: A snap from 2015 when Stanthorpe was blanketed in snow.
WINTER WONDERLAND: A snap from 2015 when Stanthorpe was blanketed in snow. Alex Nolan

SNOW JOKE: Icy temperatures could bring snow tonight

KEEP an eye on the sky tonight as snow and sleet could fall on the Granite Belt if the conditions are just right.

Higgins Storm Chasing took to Facebook to share the news about 11am, stating a light sprinkling of snow and sleet was possible in the Stanthorpe area.

The post states snow is likely to settle on the Northern Tablelands in New South Wales, with a possible 2-5cm predicted.

Higgins Storm Chasing says snow and sleet is possible in the Stanthorpe area after midnight tonight.
Higgins Storm Chasing says snow and sleet is possible in the Stanthorpe area after midnight tonight. Facebook

Higgins reports that for snow to occur in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales, a cool air mass of -2C or below was required.

From about 6pm tonight until about 10am tomorrow, models are forecasting temperatures that will be cold enough for snow.

Higgins says precipitation must also occur while the airmass is present, and about 80-100 per cent of models are forecasting precipitation for the Granite Belt within that same overnight window.

They say the window for snow and sleet was between midnight tonight and 9am tomorrow.

Tonight will be a night to rug up but also take a peep outdoors to see whether a winter wonderland does appear.


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