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First Winter storm of the season approaching

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TUCSON - Winter weather is set to arrive this weekend.

Gusty east winds up to 20 MPH are possible this afternoon, according to 4WARN Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Highs today peak in the upper 60s under sunny skies. Lows bottom out overnight in the low 40s.

Clouds increase Saturday, ahead of a developing cold front over the Pacific Northwest. This front crashes into the state Sunday, bringing gusty winds and a decent chance of valley rain/mountain snow. Tucson stands a 60% chance of rain Sunday morning and afternoon as highs struggle to reach the upper 50s.

Valley rainfall totals may reach the 0.10-0.40" range. Snow levels Sunday drop down to 6,000 feet. Mount Lemmon could pick up 2-5" snow above 7,000 feet, with totals possibly reaching 6" in the White Mountains of Graham and Greenlee Counties.

The first part of the upcoming work week looks quiet in Southern Arizona. Long range models continue to show another potential storm late next week. Exact details are unclear this far out.

Watch Jeff for a complete look at your forecast today on News 4 Tucson at Noon. Follow Jeff's weather updates on Facebook and Twitter.

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