A major winter storm will hit Southern Arizona on Tuesday.
On Tuesday expect strong winds increasing from 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph to create hazardous driving conditions with blowing dust. Use extreme caution when traveling in dust-prone areas such as Tucson to Casa Grande and Tucson to Willcox.
Wind-prone locations such as mountains and areas of Cochise County could see the possibility of even stronger winds.
A Red Flag Warning has been issued for Tuesday for strong gusty winds, low relative humidity values and a high to very high fire danger rating.
On Wednesday morning, rain and snow will come in and spread in, moving from west to east.
Snow levels will fall as low as 2500 to 3000 feet throughout Wednesday night. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect Wednesday from 7 AM until 11 PM MST for over 3800 feet.
The following graphics show snow totals for southern Arizona from this major winter storm.
Thursday and Friday will still see lingering showers and will remain cold with possible widespread frost on Thursday morning, creating icy bridges in Tucson.
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