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Nov 10, 2012 10:16 AM by John Patrick

Showers kick-off UA homecoming weekend

TUCSON - Rain and much cooler temperatures kick off the Wildcat's homecoming weekend.

Light to moderate rain showers started around 3am in Tucson and continue their push through the morning hours, according to Meteorologist John Patrick. Most sites around the Old Pueblo have seen relatively light rainfall with this system picking up between 0.04"-0.16" over the past 24 hours. Rain chances will start to taper off from west to east by midday with the big homecoming game drying out by 11:30am. The best precipitation chances this afternoon remain in the higher elevations of Graham, Greenlee and Cochise Counties with the snow level falling between 5-6 thousand feet.

Temperatures today will remain 15-20 degrees below average with a forecast high of 61 for Tucson. As skies start to clear late tonight and cool air continues to filter in behind this cold front some areas will see freezing temperatures. A freeze warning has been put in place mainly for areas south and east of Tucson from 1am to 8am early Sunday morning. Remember to protect your pets plants and pipes.

Veteran's Day Sunday looks even cooler to wrap up the weekend with a forecast high of only 58 for Tucson. With mostly clear skies expected Sunday night hard freeze conditions could occur for portions southeast Arizona, mainly valley locations east of Tucson. A hard freeze watch is in place for late Sunday night into early Monday morning meaning temperatures could fall below 28.


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