Phoenix weather: Winter storm headed toward ArizonaPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- A strong cold front will be moving through the state on Friday, bringing with it rather windy conditions, scattered rain and snow showers and much colder temperatures. At many locations across the state, highs on Saturday will be 30-degrees colder than today, Wednesday.
Right now, our forecast maps are telling us there won’t be a whole lot of moisture associated with this storm. So even though the snow level may drop below 4,000 feet after the cold front moves through, only areas above 5,000 feet can expect any accumulation. 2 to 4 inches of snow in the Flagstaff area and along the Mogollon Rim to the White Mountains seems about right. However some locations might get more than that. But most will get less.
As far as rain is concerned, metro Phoenix has a chance for light showers Thursday afternoon and then as the front pushes through Friday, we could see some showers that produce measurable rain. Most Valley locations will probably get 1/10” of rain or less. At this point, it looks like the farther east you live in the Valley, the better chance you’ll get measure able rain.
Temps are headed down quickly. While high temps have been around 90 for the past few days, by this weekend, highs will be in the low 60s! And Sunday morning, some Valley locations will drop into the 30s.