A strong ridge of high pressure will persist over Victoria into the weekend, encouraging dry weather - but there are a few other things happening.
A cold front is crossing the Bight, but the high is too strong. The front will slide south, only clipping southwestern Victoria on Thursday. This will have no impact on the alps.
Rain and cloud are spreading across the country from a low off the Pilbara coast. This may produce some light rain on Friday and Saturday - and lucky it is light as the airmass may be a touch too warm.
So, there is no snow in the forecast period, but there should be some breaks of sunshine.
Outlook: The high should be centred up over Australia, with the westerly belt of winds (and cold fronts) just to the south. There is also an upper level trough likely, and this combination could produce some wet weather.
Then, finally, there are signs of the system we have been waiting for, late next week...
* Courtesy of Jane's Weather. www.janesweather.com