THE Central Tablelands remains on track for its first winter whiteout of the season with widespread snow forecast for Wednesday and Thursday.
The Bureau of Meteorology's Meteye website predicts snow will begin falling to the south and east of Bathurst about 4am on Wednesday with the footprint growing throughout the morning.
By lunchtime the area can expect to significant snow on high ground to the west of Bathurst around Blayney and Orange, to the south around Oberon and Jenolan Caves, and to the east around Yetholme.
The bureau says a cold front is likely to bring snow above 900 metres on Wednesday and above 1000 metres on Thursday.
Bathurst is forecast to see a top of just seven degrees Celsius on Wednesday with up to 15 millimetres of rain to fall across the region.
In Dubbo on weather temperatures are expected to reach 12 degrees with a low of 3 in the morning, and showers are predicted during the day.
Thursday predictions are expected to be similar.
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