After a rainy Sunday at lower elevations and snowfall on Mount Lemmon, Tucsonans can expect drier conditions this week.
Six inches of snow fell on Ski Valley atop Mount Lemmon between 2 a.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Areas of Summerhaven saw as much as 5.4 inches of snow.
The Mount Lemmon Highway was closed Sunday morning, but opened in the afternoon. The road remains open, but the Pima County Sheriff’s Department warned of rapidly changing conditions. The Oracle Control Road on the north side of Mount Lemmon will remain closed until March, according to the department’s road closure hotline.
The chance of rainfall in Tucson is expected to stay around 5 percent for the rest of the week, according to the weather service.
The high temperature for Tuesday, Dec. 19, is expected to be 65 degrees, with a low of 39, according to the weather service. Wednesday’s high should reach 69, with a low of 42.
Temperatures should start to dip Thursday, with a high of 56 degrees and a low of 28 degrees. Friday’s high should be 55, with a low of 32. Saturday’s high will climb to 62 degrees, with a low of 37.
Sunday will have a high of 58 and low of 36, with a 10 percent chance of rain.