LET IT SNOW: Weekend brings chance of snow and tourism
BABY, it's cold outside, so get the fireplace roaring and break out your beanies because Stanthorpe could soon be transformed into a winter wonderland.
Keep your eyes on the skies this weekend to spot sleet or snow falling over the Granite Belt in the morning on Saturday and Sunday, when Weatherzone predicts temperatures will drop as low as -4C.
The slight chance of a magical dusting could come courtesy of a large polar air mass and deep low pressure system pushing across the south of Australia, which is predicted to see temperatures plummet across the country for at least four days.
Though days have been unseasonably warm this month, the expected weekend maximum isn't predicted to rise above 11C in Stanthorpe.
Extreme weather chaser Thomas Hinterdorfer said current models show that these temperatures, combined with moisture in the air, will create positive conditions for flurries.
Mr Hinterdorfer urged snowchasers to book accommodation to support the drought ravaged communities in the line of snow, including Stanthorpe.
"Let's help these towns out with some tourism, let's see some snow and have a blast,” he said.