Two storms headed toward Arizona

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PHOENIX – A big change in our weather is expected as two different storms will be moving through the state over the next several days.

The first storm is fairly weak and coming from the sub-tropics. It will be fairly warm and brings with it 20 percent chance for rain in the Valley and slightly cooler temperatures on Wednesday.

There will be a better chance for scattered showers in the mountains of northern and eastern Arizona.

The second storm is very strong. This storm is barreling our way from the Gulf of Alaska. It’s much colder and by Thursday afternoon, we’ll see winds picking up statewide as a cold front approaches. We’ll probably see some blowing dust at times.

The storm arrives in the Valley Friday night and Saturday bringing a 30 to 40 percent chance for rain. We don’t expect a lot of rain in the Valley, probably 1/4” or less. Once again, the chance for precipitation is greater in the higher elevations.

The biggest change will be the temperatures. After highs today around the 90-degree mark, by Saturday afternoon, the metro Phoenix area will only reach into the mid-60s. That’s a drop of about 25 degrees. Sunday things will clear off but it will stay cool. If we’re lucky, we’ll get back to the low-70s.