Phoenix weather: More snow for Christmas in northern Arizona

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PHOENIX -- Actually, it will be Monday, Christmas Eve, but there's a decent chance for scattered snow showers in northern and eastern Arizona. Some of that snow could linger into Tuesday morning. Many locations will see between 2 and 4 inches of snow. The early-week storm will also produce significant winds in the mountains of our state.

In the Valley, temps are going to be cooling down through the start of the weekend. Highs will be in the mid-60s. By Monday, we have a chance for showers around metro Phoenix, but we're not expecting much in the way of measureable rain. Highs both Monday and Tuesday will be right around 60 degrees.

Also, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is issuing a Health Watch for both Saturday and Sunday due to continued elevated levels of dust and particulates. As a result, the Maricopa County Air Quality Department will enforce mandatory No Burn Day restrictions this weekend.

This health watch includes the following restrictions:

Eliminate wood burning in fireplaces, stoves, chimineas and outdoor fire pits.

Drive as little as possible: car pool, use public transit or telecommute. For information on transportation alternatives, visit Valley Metro at or call 602-253-5000.

Avoid using gas-powered lawn and garden equipment.

Avoid activities that generate dust, such as driving on dirt roads.

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