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Jan 6, 2013 9:44 PM by John Patrick

Winter Storm Watch in effect for parts of southern Arizona

TUCSON - Our next winter storm is on the way to southern Arizona to kick off the work week.

A Winter Storm Watch has been put into effect from late Monday night into Tuesday morning mainly for southern Cochise and eastern Santa Cruz Counties. According to Meteorologist John Patrick, a Winter Storm Watch means that there is the potential for significant snow accumulations that could impact travel.

Snow accumulations of 1-3" can be seen between 3,500-5,000 feet with 3-6" of snow possible above 5,000 feet. The bulk of the snow is expected fall in the higher elevations of the Chiricahua and Huachuca Mountains.

Lower valley locations could pick up a quick 0.20" of rain before things taper off Tuesday morning. Mostly sunny skies expected by Tuesday afternoon with warmer temperatures for mid week.

For more details on this storm system and the next forecast to move in late this week be sure to visit News 4 Tucson Meteorologist John Patrick's blog by clicking here. As always you can get your True View 4 Extended Forecast at kvoa.com/weather.

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