Isolated Showers for the Valley this evening

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PHOENIX - The tail end of a rather strong storm system for this time of year is passing through central Phoenix. As a result, we’re experiencing mostly cloudy and windy conditions, with a few mainly light rain showers mixed in. The sustained winds are running in the range of 20-30 miles an hour in many locations with gusts up to 45 mph.

The chance for rain won’t be around for long. By midnight, we should see partly cloudy conditions in Phoenix with decreasing winds.

In the high country, we’ve had a fair amount of rain and some wet snow. But the big problem seems to be fog. As of this writing, 2:10pm Wednesday, we have several reports of multiple vehicle accidents on I-17 south of Flagstaff, I-40, west of Flagstaff near Bellemont and on State Route 87 south of Flagstaff. Peak winds have been in the 55 mile an hour range at both Leupp and Winslow.

As the storm system rapidly exits, most areas of Arizona will see precipitation end by midnight. The exception is the White Mountains where the rain/snow may not end until early Thursday morning.

The good news is that Thursday is going be a great weather day around Arizona. Expect lots of sunshine and temperatures 15 degrees below normal. As we like to say, enjoy it, summer triple-digits are not far away.