Winter storm hits Arizona later today | Phoenix weather

A winter storm will sweep through Arizona later today and through Sunday.

It will create gusty winds that may blow dust over open desert land, highland snow, and the chance for a few raindrops in the valley.

A 6000-foot winter weather report is in the Arizona mountains today from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday.

Blowing snow from south-westerly gusts of 30 to 40 miles per hour in the mountains will create treacherous driving conditions tonight through tomorrow morning.

Snowfall levels will bottom near 4,500 feet on Sunday morning, with totals of 3 to 8 inches above 6000 feet.

The forecast totals are 2 to 4 “for Flagstaff, 4 to 6” for Forest Lakes, 4 to 8 “for Pinetop, 2 to 4” for Window Rock, 3 to 5 “for Show Low, 1 to 3” for the South Rim of Grand Canyon and 1 to 3 “for lifters.

In the valley the sky starts clear this morning but the clouds will gradually increase as the day goes on.

Winds will increase this afternoon, with gusts of 20 to 30 miles per hour possible in the southwest.

The chance of rain tonight is around 20 percent, but most locations will likely stay dry.

Look for a high of 73 in Phoenix today with a low of 49 tonight.

The winds will subside when the cold front associated with this storm leaves our state, and the air will be colder on Sunday.

When the sky is sunny for Valentine’s Day on Sunday in the valley, the maximum values ​​drop to around 67 degrees with a minimum value of 44 degrees.

Another storm appears to hit Arizona between Monday and Tuesday, with more mountain snow and gusty winds.

At the moment it looks like the valley will remain dry before this storm. The main impact is windy conditions on Tuesday and cooler temperatures behind the storm on Wednesday.

The afternoon highs between Monday and Thursday fluctuate between the upper 60s and nearly 70 degrees. Morning lows range from the 40s to the 50s.

By next weekend, the high pressure seems to increase again in the region and send valley highs in the middle to the upper 70s.

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