Feb 16, 2012 8:47 AM

More rain/mountain snow on tap today

TUCSON - Round 2 of Winter weather arrives later today.

Expect scattered showers and mountain snow to move in after lunchtime this afternoon, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. An area of low pressure will track along the International Border over the next 24 hours, with valley rain and mountain snow possible through Friday afternoon.

Snow levels overnight drop to 4,500 feet, with Sierra Vista, Bisbee, Tombstone, Sonoita and Pearce possibly seeing a light coating of snow by Friday morning. Mt. Lemmon, Mt. Graham, the Huachucas, Chiricahuas & Santa Ritas could see 2-5" snow above 7,000 feet.

Valley rainfall amounts between today and tomorrow should range from 0.10" in Tucson to 0.30" near the International Border.

A drier weekend is in store across southern Arizona. Saturday looks to be the best day of the two, with lots of sunshine and highs in the mid 60's. A cold front sweeps through northern Arizona Sunday, developing gusty winds up to 30 MPH.

Next week looks to feature a good dose of sunshine and temps in the 60's, just in time for Match Play and the Rodeo Parade.

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