Winter weather advisory lapses for Tucson - Tucson News Now

Winter weather advisory lapses for Tucson

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Snow dusts a backyard Saturday morning in Catalina. (Source: See It, Snap It, Send It) Snow dusts a backyard Saturday morning in Catalina. (Source: See It, Snap It, Send It)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A winter weather advisory for Tucson elapsed Saturday afternoon, the National Weather Service said, with skies clearing after morning rain and light snow.

Some areas received 1-to-3 inches of snow, Weather Service Meteorologist Jerald Meadows said. Reporting stations in Oracle and Corona de Tucson reported 3 inches. Vail reported 1 inch.

The winter advisory remained in effect until 5 p.m. for Cochise County, Meadows said.

Mount Lemmon could see 7 inches of snow before the front passes through, Tucson News Now First Alert Meteorologist Cuyler Diggs said.

Temperatures around Southern Arizona will fall into the 30s, Diggs said, as skies clear from west to east.

"Tucson is expecting a low of 30 degrees tonight, with lows remaining in the lower 30s through Wednesday," Diggs said. "So, make sure to take necessary precautions with your pipes and plants during the next several nights."

The Arizona Department of Transportation is advising drivers to be wary of winter storm conditions along northern Arizona highways. 

The road to Mount Lemmon reopened this morning. For updates, call 547-7510.

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