TUCSON – Showers could return to Tucson as early as Thursday afternoon.
A low pressure system is expected to move in from the west Thursday afternoon through Friday evening. This will bring valley rain, mountain snow, and cooler conditions to the forecast.
Rainfall amounts are expected to be between 0.25″ – 1.00″ with this system.
Snow levels could drop to as low as 7500 feet by Friday, but snow is mainly going to fall at levels above 8000 feet. Elevations above 8000 feet could see snow totals between 4”-12”.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory. This will be in effect from 5 p.m. on Thursday until 8 p.m. on Friday. This includes the cities of Hannagan Meadow, Mount Graham, and Mount Lemmon. Be prepared for slippery roads, limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
Temperatures will cool down slightly with this system. However, temperatures will quickly warm up to seasonal averages by early next week.