PHOENIX -- A storm system to the north of Arizona is set to sweep through the state Monday afternoon, bringing the threat of thunderstorms, light mountain snow and cooler temperatures.
Sunday afternoon at Sky Harbor saw an official high of 85 degrees. The average high for this day is 81. Monday morning’s low temperatures should dip to the mid 50s before rebounding to the low 80s Monday afternoon ahead of a cold front. The high in Phoenix is expected to reach 80 degrees.
As the front moves through the state during the afternoon and evening hours, a small threat of Valley thunderstorms exists. Winds are also expected to pick up in the high country with gusts of up to 40 miles per hour.
Behind the front, cooler air will filter in from the northwest. This combo could produce a light dusting below 8500 feet, and as much as two to four inches of snow in the highest elevations by Tuesday morning. Most of the precipitation that develops will be in eastern Arizona.
Highs across the Valley Tuesday and Wednesday will only be in the 70s before high pressure builds back in midweek and temperatures return to the low 80s.