Phoenix weather: Windy & cooler weather arrives

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- A strong low-pressure system moves through the West today, bringing rain and snow to parts of the region, but wind and cooler temperatures to Arizona. 

The moisture from the system will stay to our north, but today's dry cold front will bring strong winds, especially for the higher elevations of the state.  There is a Wind Advisory again today for most of Northern Arizona between the hours of 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.  The Advisory includes the Rim Country, the Grand Canyon and the communities of Flagstaff and Prescott. 

Expect southwesterly winds between 25 and 35 mph with gusts of up to 55 mph.  Blowing dust is possible, too.  In the Valley, we'll see winds between 15 and 25 mpg this afternoon, settling down during the overnight hours. 

Look for mostly sunny skies and a high of about 92 today. 

Cool and dry air moves in behind the cold front for a pleasant Friday.  Morning lows will start off in the 60s and only warm to the upper 80s under clear skies.  Overnight lows will drop off even more Friday night into Saturday morning, bottoming out in the mid 50s to mid 60s. 

The weekend ahead looks dry and mild with below average temperatures across the state.  The Valley will see low to mid-90s both days. 

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