ACTION DAY: Rain, snow and more on tap for Tucson

KOLD Monday Feb. 18 Forecast

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - The KOLD News 13 First Alert Weather Team has called Action Days for Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 18-19 and Thursday-Friday, Feb. 21-22 because of rain, cold temperatures and mountain snow.

A cold front is moving through southern Arizona, bringing a 70 percent chance of rain on Monday.

Most of Tucson will see rain and very cold temperatures that may approach freezing. We will see snow at elevations 3,500 feet and above.

Most of the action will be in eastern Cochise County, which is under a winter weather advisory from 1-8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19. Some of the cities that will be impacted are Sierra Vista, Benson, Willcox, Clifton and Safford.

On Tuesday, there will be a hard freeze warning for most of southern Arizona. The warning is set to run from Tuesday night to Wednesday morning. Some of the cities that will be affected are Tucson, Green Valley, Marana, Vail, Oracle and Sells.

These temperatures, which will be in the mid to upper 20s, will damage sensitive plants and unprotected outdoor plumbing. Temperatures will begin to fall below freezing around or shortly after midnight Wednesday with the coldest readings near daybreak Wednesday morning.

With these temps, it is important to remember to protect the Four Ps -- people, pets, plants and pipes. We have tips on doing that HERE.

We should get a break during the day Wednesday with mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 50s.

But another front will bring rain in on Thursday and Friday.

On Thursday, clouds will begin to build with rain through the afternoon and evening. The highs will be in the lower 50s.

On Friday, it will get a little colder. We will see highs in the upper 40s with an 80 percent chance of rain.

We call for an Action Day any time we think the weather will affect your day. Find out more about Action Days HERE.

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