Cold spring storm moving on, warming trend coming

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PHOENIX -- With a high of just 53 degrees Saturday -- a full 30 degrees below the average high for this time of year -- Phoenix set a record for the coldest April 9 in more than four decades.

An extremely cold spring storm whipped through Arizona over the past 24 to 36 hours, dumping rain on the Valley and snow on the high country.

The National Weather Service said there are 12 inches of snow in Grand Canyon Village, 11 inches in Flagstaff, 10 inches in Parks, 7 inches in Williams, 5 inches in Kachina Village and 4 inches in Doney Park.

While we can expect some more action Saturday night, that cold storm system is making it way out of the state, leaving things mostly clear Sunday.  We'll start warming up nearly right away. Plan on a high of 67 degrees.

The Phoenix Metro area should be back in the 80s by Monday, and then 90 by the time next weekend rolls around.

Photos of the spring storm from around Arizona

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