Wind, freeze advisories issued for the Gila Valley

SAFFORD — The Gila Valley is expected to see some unusual weather over the next few days.

The National Weather Service in Tucson issued a wind advisory starting at 10 p.m. Monday and extending to 8 a.m. Tuesday. Winds are expected to range from 20-30 miles an hour, with gusts as high as 50 mph.

“Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects, tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result,” National Weather Service said in the advisory.

NWS also issued a freeze warning for Wednesday in the Gila Valley, from 1-8 a.m.

Temperatures could dip as low as 25-28 degrees.

“Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing,” NWS said.