Jan 30, 2014 11:37 PM by Matt Brode

Winds of change

TUCSON - We're finally getting the pattern change we've been promising you for the past couple of weeks. While this isn't a change that will bring our rain back to average, or pipe-bursting cold temps, it's certainly a noticeable change with some apparent impacts.

The wind will pick-up dramatically tomorrow and areas of blowing dust are possible. Eastern Cochise County is under a Wind Advisory from noon-7 p.m. Friday. Areas of greatest concern are along I-10 from Willcox to the NM State line, and from Pearce to Douglas - along Highway 191.

As always, due to the recent dry conditions; anywhere along I-10 from Tucson to Phoenix could be problematic. Winds could gust to 45 mph in Cochise County.

Precipitation prospects are less promising. The Mountaintops North of Tucson are the most likely areas to see rain/snow. Some signs indicate that by Monday, we could receive some more widespread rain farther to the South.

It will finally begin to feel more like Winter in the temperature department. Tucson hit 81 degrees today, and highs tomorrow will be ~10 degrees cooler, followed by even more cooling during the weekend.


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