THE Tamworth region woke on Monday morning to a thick blanket of fog covering the district.
Low cloud caused by a strong eastern cold front, blanketed much of the region in fog for most of the morning.
The fog came after a mostly dry weekend for Tamworth, with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) recording just 1.8mm of rain at Tamworth Airport on Saturday.
Gunnedah fared slightly better, recording 5.6mm on Saturday and 2.4mm to 9am on Monday morning.
On Saturday, Inverell collected 9.2mm, while Armidale recorded 7.2mm and Moree 5.6mm.
BOM is predicting potential Monday afternoon storms and showers for the region before another cloudy day on Tuesday.
The predicted conditions have prompted BOM to issue a warning to sheep graziers on the Northern Tablelands.
Cold temperatures, rain showers and southerly winds are expected for the Northern Tablelands during Monday and Tuesday, which could pose "a risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions."
Dry cloudy days are expected for the rest of the working week before a mostly sunny weekend.