Increasing clouds today, big storm will affect your weekend plans

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PHOENIX – A very cold storm system is moving our way and it will have a big impact on your weekend plans.

Our average high for this time of year is 73 degrees. We’ve been below that for several days now and we’re going to stay below average until next week. Things are going to be rather unsettled weather-wise as February draws to close.

While we had blue skies in the morning, clouds are going to be increasing today thanks to a weak little storm that’s tracking by us to the south. There is a slight chance for some isolated rain showers along the Rim, but we probably won’t see anything but more clouds here in the Valley.

There’s a much bigger storm system behind it. That one is still in the Pacific but it looks like it’s going to intensify as it moves closer and pushes through California. The storm is so cold it could bring San Francisco snow for the first time in 35 years. It looks like that storm is going to arrive in our neck of the woods late Saturday, more likely early Sunday.

Plan on a high of 67 degrees today with increasing clouds throughout the day. The overnight low will be about 47 under partly cloudy skies. We’re looking at 66 tomorrow and 69 on Friday.

We’ll drop back to 64 on Saturday with a chance of rain late in the day. The big change comes Sunday when the chance of rain jumps to 40 or 50 percent and the daytime high drops to a chilly 53 degrees.

Things should clear out by Monday.