Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Herald: The Gila Mountain Range is snowcapped by a winter storm Thursday night and early Friday morning. Below freezing temperatures are expected for Graham and Greenlee counties this weekend.
reezing temperatures predicted for Safford and southeast Arizona
By Jon Johnson
GRAHAM AND GREENLEE COUNTY – The snowcapped Gila Mountain Range is a pretty sight to see Friday morning (Morenci received 2” of snow itself) but it is also a harbinger of below freezing temperatures expected this weekend.
The National Weather Service is predicting the coldest temperatures so far this season, with a predicted low of 20 degrees in Safford on Saturday, 19 degrees in Clifton, and 16 degrees in Willcox.
The thermometer isn’t expected to rise much Sunday either, as the predicted lows are 23 degrees for Safford, 21 degrees for Clifton, and 18 degrees for Willcox.
The winter weather calls for covering vulnerable pipes and plants or trees so they don’t freeze, and taking care of pets who live outdoors.