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Freeze warning in Southern Arizona, snow on Mt. Lemmon

Most years, the end of May in Tucson means preparing for the heat. This week instead brings a freeze warning in the Willcox and Sulphur Springs Valley areas, and snow flurries atop the Santa Catalina Mountains.... Read more»1

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El Niño predicted to linger through summer, but what does that mean for Arizona?

Last fall and winter in Arizona were record-breakers. Since Oct. 1, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has received nearly double the amount of rainfall than normal. In February, Flagstaff had its snowiest day on record, with nearly 40 inches.... Read more»

Photos: Winter storm dumps snow in Tucson, hard freeze coming

A winter storm brought slushy snow and freezing rain to most of Tucson on Friday morning. Overnight, a hard freeze warning will be in effect.... Read more»

Clear, cold night: Hard freeze warning for Tucson

The National Weather Service is warning of widespread freezing weather in the Tucson area Wednesday night, with temperatures dropping into the 20s before dawn Thursday. Wrap your pipes, cover your plants, bring your pets inside and be kind to people who are outdoors at night.... Read more»

Shivers! Freezing temps for Tucson, Southern Arizona

The National Weather Service is cautioning of widespread freezing weather in the Tucson area Tuesday night, with temperatures dropping into the teens and 20s before dawn Wednesday. Wrap your pipes, cover your plants, bring your pets inside and be kind to people who are outdoors at night.... Read more»

Hurricane tag team of Rosa and Sergio set October rainfall records

Remnants of downgraded hurricanes helped set rainfall records for Phoenix and made this the wettest October since record keeping began in 1895. Phoenix is 2.55 inches above the year-to-date normal.... Read more»

Monsoon storms: Flash flood watch for Tucson, SE Arizona

Flash floods will be possible in and around metro Tucson until after midnight, officials said. A weather watch is in effect through 2 a.m. Thursday, with heavy monsoon rains meaning some roads and washes will be inundated.... Read more»

Happy when it rains... A monsoon tunes playlist

It's hot, it's humid, and it's (finally) raining buckets of cats and dogs across much of Tucson. Here are a few monsoon tunes to play as you celebrate.... Read more»

Heat warning: 108 possible in Tucson-area deserts

High temperatures forecast this week have officials warning of the possibility of dehydration and heat stroke. Temperatures on Friday could hit 108 degrees, with the mercury spiking to 111 or higher in Phoenix and Gila Bend.... Read more»

Experts: Don’t look to monsoon for relief any time soon

What’s a monsoon without rain? Trouble, according to experts. With Arizona in the grip of a years-long drought, conditions are ripe for spawning intense wildfires and haboobs from the high winds and lightning that typically form the early part of annual rainy season, which begins next week.... Read more»2

Long, cold night: Hard freeze for winter solstice in Tucson

The longest night of the year could be the coldest yet this winter: the National Weather Service is warning of widespread freezing weather in the Tucson area Thursday night, with temperatures dropping into the 20s before dawn Friday. Wrap your pipes, cover your plants, bring your pets inside and be kind to people who are outdoors at night.... Read more»

Nipping at your nose: Temps could fall into 20s overnight

The National Weather Service is warning of widespread freezing weather throughout the Tucson area on Thursday night, with some temperatures dropping into the 20s before dawn Friday. Wrap your pipes, cover your plants, bring your pets inside and be kind to people who are outdoors at night. ... Read more»

Happy when it rains... A monsoon playlist

It's hot, it's humid, and it's (finally) raining buckets of cats and dogs. Here are a few monsoon tunes to play as you celebrate.... Read more»2

Dust storm detector will alert drivers to freeway hazards

State safety and transportation officials are developing a detection system to warn motorists if dangerous dust storms are in the area.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Cunningham: Planning for heat emergencies

What happens in Tucson during a heat emergency? Temperatures soar, our electrical grid breaks down due to both weather conditions and the fact that everyone has got their air conditioners on full blast and boom…the power goes out, and goes out for a while.... Read more»

Some like it hot ... A heat wave playlist

It's hot as a blast furnace outside, but here are some songs about high temperatures to help you get prepared for a cruel summer blistering under a bad, crazy sun.... Read more»

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