National Weather Service issues Freeze and Hard Freeze Watch for Graham and Greenlee counties

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GRAHAM AND GREENLEE COUNTIES – The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze and Hard Freeze warnings for parts of Graham and Greenlee counties for Thursday morning. 

A Freeze and Hard Freeze Watch is in effect for Santa Cruz, Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, and southeast Pima counties. Take proper precautions regarding pipes, sensitive plants, and pets to keep them protected from the cold. 

Widespread sub-freezing low temperatures are possible in the valley locations of Graham, Greenlee, and Cochise counties. For the San Pedro and Sulphur Springs valleys, this event should be colder than the previous event with more areas below 28 degrees and the coldest locations dropping below 25 degrees. In the coldest locations, there is a potential for 7-plus hours of sub-freezing temperatures and 3-plus hours of sub-25-degree readings. Therefore, a Hard Freeze Watch is in effect Tuesday from 2 a.m. – 9 a.m. for the San Pedro and Sulphur Springs valleys and a Freeze Watch is in effect for most of the remaining valleys in these counties.

Additionally, gusty winds will develop Thursday morning and persist into the afternoon. Be aware of ignition sources during the period of elevated fire conditions. 

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