Rain expected on Valentine’s Day weekend

After a week of “fairly calm” weather, the Phoenix region could see rain on weekends on Friday and Sunday, according to the Phoenix National Weather Service.

Temperatures in the valley will fluctuate around the mid to high 70s and last the rest of the week, said Isaac Smith, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Phoenix.

The typical average temperature of the region is around 70 degrees, which according to the weather service makes the temperatures this week 5 to 6 degrees warmer than usual. The Phoenix region will also see lows in the mid-1940s to mid-1950s.

By the vacation weekend, temperatures will drop to the high 60s and low 70s, Smith said.

On Friday, Smith said there was little chance of rain in the Phoenix area and more likely to see rain in northern Arizona.

A second weather system will bring a 20% to 30% chance of rainfall in the valley with potentially windy conditions on Valentine’s Day, Smith said. But at the moment there is still some uncertainty that the valley will see rain and wind, he added.

After the weekend, Phoenix can start colder next Monday, but will still be close to normal temperatures according to the weather service.

In parts of northern Arizona, according to the National Weather Service in Flagstaff, cooler temperatures and rain showers are expected on Thursday evening and Friday on Wednesday evening.

A more significant weather system will move from Saturday evening through Monday, bringing about 2 to 4 inches of snow over 6,000 feet, according to the weather service. However, there is still uncertainty that this weather system will trigger a major storm.

The weather service said there will be dry conditions in northern Arizona until Wednesday.

According to the National Weather Service in Tucson, southeast Arizona will also experience dry and warm conditions this week with a chance of valley rain and mountain snow on Sunday.

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