PHOENIX -- Light snow dusted the foothills of North Scottsdale Monday morning, covering golf courses and cars with a layer of fluffy flakes. Temperatures dropped to the mid-30s across the Valley early Monday, and a band of showers dropped into town from the northwest. The snow didn't stick around for long, but it was a beautiful start to a new week ahead.
This third winter storm in the past four days also brought new snow to Prescott, Payson and many other areas in Northern and Eastern Arizona. Snow levels briefly came down to 2,500 feet, and in Gila County, US 60 was closed Monday morning as cars were sliding off the road due to snow and ice. Schools in the Globe-Miami area were closed for the day.
The storm will bring a slight chance of light showers to the Valley throughout Monday, and keep temperatures very cold. Look for an afternoon high of only 55 degrees under partly sunny skies.
Monday night, temperatures will fall to the upper 20s in many parts of the Valley, with an official forecast low of 35 degrees in town.
Temperatures will be slow to warm during the rest of the week ahead, but no more rain is in the forecast.