Feb 26, 2014 5:40 PM by Matt Brode
TUCSON - A big change in the weather is headed to the region beginning Friday. After several weeks of unusually warm and dry winter conditions, the region stands to benefit from some much needed valley rain and mountain snow.
According to Chief Meteorologist Matt Brode the system will arrive on Saturday. Prior to the precipitation, gusty SW winds will pick-up on Friday and range from 25-35 mph. Blowing dust could be observed - especially along I-10.
Rain begins during the afternoon on Saturday and lasts through part of Sunday. We have a moderate degree of confidence that anywhere from 0.5" to 1.00" of valley rain will fall. As of now, the heaviest rain looks to be North of Tucson.
Meanwhile in the Mountains, it's snow. This storm is a relatively mild one, so snow levels will be high. Up to a foot of snow can be expected above 7500' and possibly 2 feet above 9000'.
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