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Rain, snow expected this weekend

Today's Forecast

Today's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 50°

A storm system will bring mountain snow, breezy winds, a chance of Valley rain and cooler temperatures this weekend.

Saturday will be pretty nice for the Valley with mostly sunny skies and a high of 71. Rain chances at around 30 percent move into the forecast Saturday night through Sunday morning, with some communities potentially getting anywhere from a trace to a tenth of an inch of rain.

For the high country, snow levels will start out at around 6000 feet Saturday evening and drop to 5000 feet by Sunday morning. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from this evening through noon Sunday for the western Mogollon Rim, Coconino Plateau, Kaibab Plateau and Grand Canyon country. Flagstaff could get three to five inches of snow, with Williams at four to six inches, Heber at one to three inches and Grand Canyon at three to five inches.

Breezy winds will kick up from the west southwest ahead of the storm system Saturday afternoon statewide. Cooler air will usher in behind the system. In Metro Phoenix, look for morning lows Sunday in near 50 degrees, with an afternoon high of about 68. Rain chances linger in the Valley at 20 percent through about 11 a.m. Sunday, otherwise look for clearing skies.

Drying and warming will begin Monday as high pressure builds back into the region. With periods of high clouds, afternoon temperatures in Phoenix will rise to the low 70s Monday, around 80 Tuesday and the mid 80s Wednesday.

Forecast models indicate another storm system may impact Arizona again Thursday through Friday.

1-Day Forecast: Phoenix

Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 50°

mostly sunny

Currently in Phoenix as of

  • 68°(Feels like 68°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:35:54 am
  • Sunset: 06:37:48 pm
  • Humidity: 30
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 6

Regional Conditions


Royal NormanRoyal Norman and his wife, Nancy, moved to Arizona in the summer of 1981.

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Royal Norman
3TV Chief Meteorologist

As they drove into town that hot August afternoon, they were met by a huge dust storm. "It's going to rain," they said to each other. It did not. Thus, they were introduced to Arizona weather.

Norman graduated from Arizona State University in 1984 with a degree in meteorology-climatology. That summer, he started working at Channel 3 as the weekend meteorologist, earning his American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval for both television and radio broadcasting.

During that first 12 years at 3TV, Norman logged thousands of miles traveling the Grand Canyon State, doing the weather and telling interesting stories about the people of our state.

In 1994, teamed with Jodi Applegate, Norman was part of the crew that launched "Good Morning Arizona." Nobody knew at the time it would become one of the top-rated local morning shows in the country.

In 1996, Norman and his family moved to Atlanta, where he was the chief meteorologist at WXIA-TV, the NBC affiliate. His favorite part of that job was chasing hurricanes - something that never happened in Arizona.

Returning to 3TV in 2001, Norman is now Arizona's Family's chief meteorologist. He works weekday nights, appearing on Good Evening Arizona, 3TV News at Nine and 3TV News at 10.

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