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Winter storm bringing lower elevation snow around Tucson

Posted at 6:41 AM, Feb 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-21 08:41:31-05

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN9) — It is not a great chance, but it is the best chance we have had this season for snow in the Tucson metro area.

Wednesday is looking wet with showers likely in Tucson. 6-10 inches of snow will fall in the nearby mountains, and cold air moving in could mean snow getting pretty low by Wednesday night!

Here is what we think could happen if showers stick around long enough Wednesday night into Thursday morning:

Higher valleys south and east of Tucson could get up to a half inch of snow.
Higher spots on the outskirts of the metro area like Vail and Corona de Tucson could also see some dustings.
Some flurries or light dustings can't be ruled out for the foothills around town.
Tucson could see some snowflakes mixing into the showers and could possibly get brief snow flurries at times. Again, this will depend on if the moisture is still around in the later and colder hours.

Any slight changes to the track or timing of this storm will create big changes to the forecast. Stay tuned.