WINTER was welcomed with wet start in Tamworth with decent downpours registered early in the season.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology, Tamworth airport recorded more 12mm across Sunday and Monday, while there were reports of upwards of 30mm at Timbumburi.
Meanwhile, warnings have been issued for Walcha, Armidale and Guyra with snow expected above 900 metres.
A cold front and associated low pressure system are driving a large mass of cold Southern Ocean air across southeastern Australia, triggering an outbreak of severe weather, including damaging winds and low-level snow during the next 24 hours.
Weatherzone has predicted parts of the Northern Tablelands could be waking up to a few centimetres of snow on the ground by Tuesday morning.
Temperatures are tipped to top out at 14 degrees over the next couple of days before mostly sunny weather has been predicted by the end of the week.
The New England State Emergency Service issued a warning for the region regarding the impending snowfall.
The snow could impact motorists travelling in areas around Walcha, Armidale, Guyra including major roads and highways, including Oxley and New England highways.
Motorists are advised to check the road conditions before travelling, take additional caution and drive to conditions.
Snow and black ice create additional road hazards and motorists should reduce speed, limit braking, use daytime driving lights and keep an increased distance between cars in front.