Phoenix weather: Storm brings heavy rain

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by April Warnecke

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azfamily.com

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 27 at 6:23 PM

PHOENIX -- A slow-moving low-pressure system is bringing heavy rain and snow to Arizona. 

The storm is nearly stationary off the Southern California coast, tapping into tropical moisture and bringing it into Arizona. Most Valley neighborhoods got between an inch and 2  inches Thursday night and Friday morning and more rain is on the way. 

Showers are likely throughout Friday afternoon and Friday night before tapering off during the day Saturday and Sunday. There's a slight chance of thunderstorms, which could bring gusty winds, heavy rain and small hail. 

A Flood Watch is in effect for the Valley through 5 a.m. Saturday, and for Yavapai and Gila Counties through 11 a.m. Saturday. 

Snow is likely in the high country mixed with rain through Sunday. Flagstaff could see 5 to 8 inches with more than a foot in the higher elevations, especially in the White Mountains, where a Winter Storm Warning is in place through Sunday morning. 

Temperatures will struggle to reach the low 60s in the Valley today, and are forecast to top out in the mid 60s over the weekend.  Drier weather returns for the start of next week and continues along with a warm-up to the low 70s for the weekend. 

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