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Arizona Braces For Back-to-Back Storms: Rain, Snow, And Cooler Temperatures Expected

Arizona faces consecutive storms, with the second on Thursday and Friday bringing rain and notable snowfall. Winter Weather Advisories are issued for high-altitude regions, urging caution on roads as cooler air drops Valley highs to the mid-60s and Flagstaff temperatures into the 30s by week's end.

Rain, Snow And Cooler Temperatures To Take Over Arizona
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Arizona is bracing for consecutive storms, ushering in cooler temperatures, rain, and even snow. The initial storm was predicted to bring rain and snow showers to the high country on Wednesday night. While the Valley might not see significant impact from this first storm, the second one expected on Thursday and Friday could deliver measurable rain.

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Arizona is bracing for consecutive storms, ushering in cooler temperatures, rain, and even snow. Courtesy: NWS Phoenix Weather Forecast Office

Forecast models suggest the potential for a quarter to a half of an inch of rain in parts of the Phoenix metro area, primarily on Thursday night and Friday morning. In northern regions, the snow level is anticipated to hover between 5,000 and 6,000 feet, prompting Winter Weather Advisories for areas like the Mogollon Rim, Kaibab Plateau, White Mountains, and northeastern Arizona until early Saturday morning.

Snowfall predictions range from two to four inches in Flagstaff and similar elevations, with the White Mountains possibly receiving four to eight inches. Winds are also expected to intensify, reaching gusts of 25 mph in the Valley and 30 mph in the high country, potentially leading to blowing snow and reduced visibility. Caution is advised on the roads.

As a result of the cooler air accompanying the storm, Valley highs will drop to the mid-60s by the end of the week, while Flagstaff is forecasted to experience temperatures in the 30s.

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