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Feb 26, 2014 11:27 PM by Matt Brode

Wind, rain and snow are on the way

TUCSON - For the first time in nearly two months a strong storm is headed to the State of Arizona.

A warm, put potent and moist system is churning in the Pacific Ocean and headed this way. Little change expected for the weather on Thursday, with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the 70s.

Gusty SW winds will pick-up on Friday and blowing dust will be a concern especially along I-10 between Tucson and Phoenix.

Rain will begin to fall on Saturday and linger into Sunday. According to Chief Meteorologist Matt Brode, there is a high level of confidence that anywhere from 0.5" -1.00" could fall in the City of Tucson. Points north, such as Phoenix, will likely see even more.

The storm system is milder than many winter storms so the snow level will be quite high. Where it does snow, however, the snow will be heavy. Mt. Lemmon could see up to a foot of snow and the White Mountains could receive up to 2 feet.

Make sure to catch Meteorologist Jeff Beamish beginning at 5 a.m. on Tucson Today for the latest weather updates.

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