Dry, cooler weekend ahead for Arizona and metro Phoenix

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PHOENIX - After a couple of days with temperatures in the 90s this week, the ridge of high pressure that brought us the way, warm weather is beginning to weaken and move off to the east.

As a result, we’ll see a cool-down for the weekend across the state. In metro Phoenix, look for highs in the low 80s with some clouds from time to time. Expect breezy conditions by Sunday afternoon. In the mountains, highs will be running in the 60s.

A more interesting change occurs on Monday when a storm system will bring gusty winds and a 20 percent chance for showers to the Valley, especially Monday night into Tuesday morning. 

In northern Arizona, we’re looking for precipitation to be likely; rain showers are changing over to snow as the temperature drops Monday night.

Timing is still not a lock on this one and the higher elevations will dictate how much snow we get. It’s all about when the cold air arrives.

Also, we get a lot of questions about where there is snow on the ground, not only around Arizona but the entire country. Here’s a cool website we’d like to share with you: http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/nsa/.

There’s also a “Top Ten” snowfall chart for the previous day on that webpage.  Enjoy.