LOCAL reports are flowing in that snow has started falling across the region.
The Leader understands flakes have started drifting down at Mount Kaputar near Narrabri, as well as at Walcha, Hanging Rock near Nundle, and Guyra.
THE COLD snap has well and truly hit Tamworth, with the city waking up to a chilly morning and soaking wet earth, while other parts of the region prepare for snow today.
The rain started to fall in Tamworth about 8pm on Tuesday night and the showers continued into the early hours.
The airport weather station notched 28.6mm of the wet stuff in the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) gauge overnight.
The temperature only dropped to about 4.9 degrees early this morning, but data from the weather bureau showed the temperature was still hovering about 7 degrees at 10am on Wednesday.
Grey skies are set to be the city's backdrop for a couple more days, with the cold and wet weather expected to hang around.
More rain is forecast to blow into the city on Wednesday and Thursday.
The maximum temperature forecast for Wednesday is 12 degrees, while Thursday could bring a low of 1 degree and a high of a chilly 7 degrees.
The coldest June day on record for Tamworth was when the mercury only hit a top of 7 degrees back in 1998.
The BoM has upgraded the snow forecast for the region, with the fluffy white flakes now expected to fall in areas above 600m.
Weather maps from the authority show snow is expected to fall in places like Walcha, Hanging Rock near Nundle, Armidale and Guyra on both Wednesday afternoon and into Thursday.
The polar blast could even bring snow to areas like Bendemeer, which is about 800m above sea level.
The cold front is affecting much of the state, with roads to Barrington Tops closed for safety. Heavy snow is forecast for the area.
Roads across the local areas expected to be affected by snow falls could be closed as the weather system develops.
Emergency services have urged snow-goers and residents to rug up and be prepared, and be extra careful and obey all warnings.