Weekend storm blows through Arizona

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by April Warnecke

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azfamily.com

Posted on April 26, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 28 at 9:14 AM

PHOENIX -- Many Valley residents are left cleaning up fallen trees, dirty pools and dusty cars after a spring storm rolled through.

Parts of the Valley got a bit of rain, but most areas didn't get anything measurable as the showers were brief and light. Sky Harbor Airport only recorded a trace of rain.

While showers were light, the winds were very strong. The cold front brought winds between 20 and 35 mph across the Valley today, with a peak wind gust of 51 mph in Central Phoenix.

Several trees were down and SRP reported power outages related to the windy weather. Blowing dust also reduced visibility.

The high country got several inches of snow from the late spring storm. Flagstaff had the highest snowfall total at about 5 inches.

Winds will stay breezy but continue to decrease into the evening hours tonight. By tomorrow, winds should stay at about 15 mph or less.

Overnight temperatures under clearing skies will drop quickly. Look for high country lows in the 20s and 30s, and Valley lows in the 40s and 50s by tomorrow morning.

Sunday afternoon will bring lighter winds, mostly sunny skies and a high temperature of about 80 degrees. We'll continue warming up next week as high pressure builds in over our region and be in the low 90s by midweek.

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