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Warm Wednesday, Winter storm looming

TUCSON - Savor the sunshine today, because Old Man Winter's making a return soon. High pressure east of the state drives highs into the upper 70's this afternoon, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Mostly sunny skies are on tap today, but cloud cover increases tonight. Overnight lows bottom out in the low 50's, which is well above average for late January. Thursday afternoon features mostly cloudy skies. By late Thursday night, valley rain/mountain snow develops ahead of a low pressure center. Widespread showers & mountain snow will continue Friday and Saturday. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for Mt. Lemmon, Mt. Graham and the White Mountains from late Thursday night through Saturday afternoon. 12-20" snow is possible above 7,000 feet. Precipitation wraps up early Sunday morning. Valley rainfall amounts look to be in the 0.75-1.25" range. Highs for Super Bowl weekend only reach the low to mid 60's. The 70's return by Tuesday of next week. Watch Jeff for a complete look at your News 4 Tucson forecast today at noon. Follow Jeff's weather updates on Facebook and Twitter .

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