Dec 5, 2013 7:14 PM by Jeff Beamish
TUCSON - The coldest temps since late February bring a widespread freeze tonight.
Here's the timeline of what to expect the next 24 hours, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish:
ADVISORIES: Freeze Warning for lower elevations of Pima, Pinal & Santa Cruz Counties from 10 PM today until 10 AM tomorrow. Several hours of temperatures at/below 32° expected overnight.
TIMING: Rain/mountain snow tapers off in Tucson late this morning, lingering into the early afternoon for areas east of the metro. Rapid clearing expected tonight, helping cool temps to the lowest levels we've seen since February 28th.
RAIN TOTALS: 0.10-0.30" rain through early this afternoon across Cochise, Graham and Greenlee Counties.
SNOWFALL: Snow level has been down to 4,000 feet, but little accumulation expected for low elevations east of Tucson. 5-7" snow possible for Mt. Graham and the Whites.
TEMPERATURES: Low 50's this afternoon, which is 14-17° below average. Everyone in Tucson drops to the upper 20's/low 30's overnight, with low/mid 20's for Nogales, Sierra Vista and Douglas.
SENSIBLE WEATHER IMPACTS: Frigid temps tonight will kill sensitive vegetation, possibly freeze exposed pipes, and threaten the lives of pets and people. Bridges and freeway off-ramps could become slick with black ice overnight.