Snow is set to fall across large swathes of ACT and the NSW Central and Southern Tablelands as a deep low-pressure trough batters the state with wild winds and chilly temperatures.
The trough has developed over southeast NSW during the past 24 hours, extending into the Southern Ocean, and is likely to persist until Monday.
The Bureau of Meteorology said the system would bring high winds with gusts surpassing 90km/h, cold temperatures and snowfall.
Snow is expected to fall across the weekend in Orange, Lithgow, Goulburn, Oberon, Jenolan Caves, the Blue Mountains and the high areas around Bathurst, Ms Golding said. Snowfall is likely to occur in places above an altitude of 500m.
The ACT and Snowy Mountains region may also receive a dusting, and skiers heading to the NSW snowfields have been warned about the potential for blizzards and avalanches.