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PHOENIX - Officially it's fall, but Mother Nature seems to have skipped right over that season.
Another winter storm is moving through the state Monday, bringing more rain, snow and chilly temperatures.
Monday started with 0.25 inch of rain falling at Sky Harbor, and between 0.2 and 0.33 inch across most other Valley locations.
Morning lows stayed nice and cool in the 40s. Monday afternoon could bring a few more showers, but they'd be pretty isolated as the main storm front has already pushed through.
Temperatures should stay well below average, topping out in the low 60s. Tonight, under clear skies, the Valley will likely see lows in the upper 30s to upper 40s.
In the high country, several inches of snow fell during the early morning hours in Flagstaff, and Interstate 17 quickly became a mess. ADOT closed the northbound lanes to traffic as snow continued to fall. A couple more inches of snow are possible in Flagstaff as the storm works its way through the state, and a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for those areas above 5,000 feet until 5 p.m.
More rain and snow is possible next weekend. Between now and then, high pressure briefly builds in for a couple of warmer days with Valley highs in the 70s.