Winter socks Northeast - and we're next

Showers expected in city; high temperature likely to be just 48 to 53 degrees
2013-02-09T00:00:00Z Winter socks Northeast - and we're nextArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
February 09, 2013 12:00 am  • 

It won't be like New York or Boston, but the Foothills of Tucson and the higher, surrounding deserts and mountains are due for some snow today.

With a winter storm blowing in, snow levels could drop to as low as 3,000 to 4,000 feet today in the Tucson area. Up to an inch is possible at those elevations, the National Weather Service said Friday. Four to 7 inches could fall on Mount Lemmon and other mountains above 7,000 feet.

Snowfall is most likely from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Travel could be hazardous, particularly at higher elevations along Interstate 10 east of Tucson.

A winter weather advisory is in effect in the Tucson area from 5 a.m. until 5 p.m. today. Showers are expected in the city, and temperatures will plunge.

Today's high in Tucson is expected to be between 48 and 53, the weather service says. That will usher in at least four straight days of below-normal temperatures before they return to the 60s around midweek.

For updates on the Mount Lemmon highway, call 547-7510.

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