Freeze warning for Phoenix

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX -- A freeze warning is in effect for metro Phoenix beginning at midnight Friday through the early morning hours of Saturday.

We’re forecasting low temperatures ranging from 28 to 36 degrees across the metro area in what could turn out to be the coldest morning of the year. Friday morning, the low of 38 degrees was the coldest temp at Sky Harbor Airport for 2014.

The freeze warning includes much of southwest Arizona. Mohave County is under a hard freeze warning overnight. Tucson is also under a hard freeze warning, which means temperatures will stay at or below freezing for an extended period of time.

The rest of the holiday weekend will remain on the cold side. Highs for both Saturday and Sunday are only expected to make it into the mid-to-upper 50s.

Longer range, we’re looking at a developing storm for the new year, which right now is showing us very good chances for rain and snow into the state on New Year’s Day and Friday, Jan. 2.