First snow hits the Gila Valley

- Contributed Photo

Cold temperatures combined with a small storm system moving through the area to produce the first light dusting of snow to touch ground in the Gila Valley on Tuesday morning.

This photo was taken on U.S. Highway 191, at mile marker 144.

Rain is expected to continue throughout the day, with the rain turning to snow in elevations above 5,000 feet. Temperatures will remain cool, with the high ranging from 46 to 54.

A hard freeze warning is in effect tonight – with temperatures dipping as low as 23 – starting at 9 p.m. and remaining in effect until 8 a.m. Wednesday morning