Dec 1, 2013 9:37 PM by John Patrick
TUCSON - The first week of December starts warm but finishes cold as our next winter storm moves in.
The Old Pueblo rounded out the long holiday weekend with a daytime high of 71 under mostly cloudy skies. According to Meteorologist John Patrick, we'll see little change through Tuesday with some high clouds and mild temperatures topping out in the low to mid 70s.
Our next winter storm is forecast to move into the region starting Wednesday bringing some big changes along with it.
We'll first notice the winds kick up on Wednesday with gusts between 30-35mph.
Isolated valley rain showers and mountain snow possible both Wednesday and Thursday. Any accumulation will likely remain light but snow levels will eventually fall to about 5,000 feet.
Cold air really starts to settle in on Thursday with highs barely reaching the mid 50s in Tucson. The region will likely experience the first widespread desert freeze on Friday morning. Below average temperatures are expected to stick around right on into next weekend.