Mar 26, 2014 3:44 PM by Jeff Beamish

Blowing Dust Advisory until 7 PM for the Picacho Peak area

TUCSON - The National Weather Service has issued a Blowing Dust Advisory for south central Pinal County until 7 PM today.

This includes Picacho Peak, Eloy and the I-10 corridor.

Winds at the noon hour have been gusting as high as 37 MPH, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Expect west-southwest winds up to 40 MPH, producing localized blowing dust near Picacho Peak and the Willcox Playa.

If you encounter blowing dust while driving this afternoon, pull aside and stay alive. Click here for more driving tips from ADOT.

Stay with News 4 Tucson & for the latest on today's blowing dust threat. Watch Meteorologist John Patrick for an update on your forecast tonight at 4, 5, 6 and 10.


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