Storms bringing weather changes to Arizona

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PHOENIX -- Today is forecast to be one last warm day before the first of two storms bring big weather changes. 

The Valley is forecast to top out near 90 degrees this afternoon under mostly sunny skies, as weak high pressure builds over our region. 

Tomorrow, a storm approaches from our southwest, bringing a chance of rain across Arizona, especially late tomorrow and into Thursday morning. 

Mostly clear skies return by Thursday afternoon, but winds will start to increase ahead of the next storm. 

The second storm starts dropping down from the Gulf of Alaska, which means it will be a colder storm. 

Winds are expected to pick up Thursday through Saturday,with the strongest gusts out of the southwest Thursday and Friday.  The storm also brings a blast of cold air, with low snow levels prompting widespread snow in the high country Friday night and Saturday.  Snow could accumulate as low as 5000 feet. 

The Valley has about a 30 percent chance of showers Friday night and Saturday.

Saturday is also expected to be breezy and much cooler, with Valley highs in the mid-60s.

Drier and warmer weather returns for the start of next week.