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Super Bowl storm hitting Southern Arizona

TUCSON - We're getting close to the Super Bowl Weekend with some not so super weather on tap, that is if you were hoping for sunny and warm conditions. An moist area of low pressure is moving our way from Baja California and as it does, we can expect a prolonged period of unsettled weather. Light rain has already begun falling over sections of Metro Tucson and the rest of SE Arizona. The main weather event begins early Friday morning and will last through much of Saturday. Most of our forecast charts indicate that 1-2" of rain will fall in the valleys between now and Saturday. The latest forecast suggests that most of the wet weather is gone by early Sunday morning. This means we should see clearing skies just in time for the big game. Snow levels will start off high, near 9000', but fall to 7000' by Saturday. Winter Storm Warnings have been posted for Mt. Graham, the Catalina, Rincon, & White Mountains. Because of the warm orgin of this system, confidence is only moderate for total snowfall amounts. The latest thinking is that up to 12" of snow for the mountains near Tucson could fall, and closer to 2' of snow in the White Mountains. Stay with News 4 Tucson on-air, on-line and on social media for the latest weather information. Be sure to download out free N4T weather & traffic app for continuous weather information as well.

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