IF the forecast is to be believed Orange can expect an early taste of spring in the next week.
According to weatherzone.com.au the temperature will spike at a balmy 19 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, with similarly mild maximums of 16 and 15 degrees predicted for Monday and Thursday respectively.
The forecast minimum temperatures will also be warmer than expected for winter, with the mercury set to dip no lower than 6 degrees on both Tuesday and Wednesday.
Sadly, conditions on the weekend look likely to be typical for this time of year, with tops of 13 degrees and minimums of -1.
In further bad news there seems to be no substantial rain on the seven-day horizon, with a 50 per cent chance of five-to-10 millimetres on Wednesday as wet as it is forecast to get.