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Winter Weather Advisory starts tonight

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TUCSON - Low elevation snow remains in the forecast for the Sonoran Desert.

A strong cold front sweeps across Arizona over the next 24 hours, according to 4WARN Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. This afternoon features gusty southwest winds up to 30 MPH and patchy blowing dust. Highs peak in the low 70s for the Old Pueblo.

Scattered showers develop late this afternoon in western Pima County, becoming widespread over Metro Tucson late tonight. Showers and snow down to 3,500 feet continue through Wednesday morning. Snow flurries are possible by daybreak Wednesday for places like Vail, Corona de Tucson, upper reaches of the Catalina Foothills, Benson and SaddleBrooke.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for areas above 4,500 feet from 11 PM today until 11 AM Wednesday. This includes the cities of Oracle, Sonoita, Bisbee, Sierra Vista and many foothill locations in Santa Cruz & Cochise Counties. These places could pick up 1-2" snow, while Mount Lemmon is in line for 5-9" of new snowfall.

Valley rainfall totals should be in the 0.10-0.30" range between late tonight and tomorrow morning.

Daytime highs Wednesday only reach the mid 50s, followed by freezing temperatures outside of Tucson city limits Thursday morning. A warming trend starts Thursday afternoon and continues through the weekend.

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

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