TUCSON – A significant winter storm will arrive on Monday and persist through Wednesday.
Isolated showers will begin moving in on Monday. Expect scattered showers Monday evening through Tuesday evening, along with the development of mountain snow. This storm will linger into Wednesday and clear out Wednesday evening.
A Winter Storm Watch will be in effect Monday evening through Tuesday evening. This is for elevations above 6,500 feet. Low visibilities, due to blowing snow, may be possible. Slippery road conditions may also be possible.
This storm will bring between 0.50” – 1.50” of rain to the area by the end of Wednesday. Additionally, 8-16” of snow could fall on the Rincon and Catalina Mountains. On Tuesday, snow could drop to as low as 5000 feet. It’s possible that Bisbee could see a dusting.
Ahead of this system, expect gusty southerly winds. Monday, you can expect wind gusts up to 35 mph across Southern Arizona. Daytime highs will warm up to the 70s on Monday, but highs on Tuesday and Wednesday will only reach the upper 50s to low 60s.