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Freeze warning issued for central Arizona

The National Weather Service in Phoenix has issued a freeze warning from 2 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday.

Forecaster Valerie Meyers said the warning covers a large area: Portions of the southwest and south-central Arizona deserts, including the communities of Wenden, Wickenburg, Coolidge and Maricopa.

Sub-freezing temperatures are not anticipated within the urban core of Phoenix, but the further you move away from Phoenix, the colder it gets. Places like Apache Junction, Buckeye, Chandler, Glendale and Queen Creek and other locations may see temperatures dip below freezing for a brief time.

Some areas could see low temperatures around 25 degrees.

Meyers said you could cover outside plants and landscaping to keep them from being damaged and you should keep the pets inside.

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Position: Senior News Reporter. Started with KTAR July 4, 1999.

Favorite spots in Arizona: Pinetop-Lakeside, Alpine, Greer.

Have covered some of the biggest stories in Arizona including nine of the top 10 largest wildfires in state history. The Wallow Fire in 2011 became the largest fire in state history. Rodeo-Chediski Fire in June 2002, which is the second largest fire in Arizona. Covered the Yarnell Hill Tragedy in June 2013 that left 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots dead.

Favorite movies: True Grit, both 1969 John Wayne classic and the remake with Jeff Bridges and Lonesome Dove.

Sports Teams: Washington State University Cougars, Texas Longhorns, The University of Montana Grizzlies.

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