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Winter storm warning for Eastern Arizona

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning above 5,000 feet for northern Greenlee County and the Upper Gila River Valley area, effective from 6 a.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday.

The Weather Service warns that snow levels will begin around 5,000 feet Monday morning and drop to valley areas by early Tuesday.

Total snowfall above 7,000 feet may reach 12-18 inches, with 8-12 inches expected above 5,000 feet. Valley accumulations are expected to be 1-2 inches.

The Tucson area has a 30 percent chance of showers overnight Sunday, with an 80 percent chance of precipitation on Monday. Monday's high temperature will be near 53 degrees, with a low of 39 degrees at night.

Tuesday's forecast for Tucson is mostly sunny, with a high near 58 degrees, says the Weather Service.

Snow is also forecast a bit farther north; there is a winter storm warning for the Eastern Mogollon Rim area and White Mountains. Snowfall as great as 18-24 inches is predicted in some areas of the White Mountains above 7,000 feet.

That warning is in effect from 3 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, says the Weather Service.

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