Mercury tipped to drop in Coast cold snap

BRACE yourselves - it's going to be a cold one!

Sure, it probably won't snow, like it may do across the range tomorrow, but the Sunshine Coast will still be pretty cold by our standards.

The mercury is expected to drop to at least five degrees below normal on the Coast, with a low of eight degrees tomorrow morning and an even chillier six degrees on Sunday.

Of course, that's practically a heatwave if you compare it to a forecast minus three in Stanthorpe, minus one in Warwick and five degrees in Toowoomba.

After tipping a chance of snow in Toowoomba, the experts now say it's unlikely.

"The air will be too dry to bring snow that far north, or even bring showers that far north," Weatherzone meteorologist Brett Dutschke said.

In fact, he said the winds that would bring the cold change could be the biggest problem on the Sunshine Coast - especially for people with allergies.

"It might kick up a bit of dust, given the wind is going to be a big deal and there'll be some wind chill behind it," Mr Dutschke said.

"It might mean some pollen is going to fly around a bit, so allergy sufferers might notice it a bit more."

Mr Dutschke suggested there could a few "spots of rain" on the Sunshine Coast tomorrow.

Coast temperatures:

Today: 10 degrees

Tomorrow: 8 degrees

Sunday: 6 degrees

Topics:  cold snap weather

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