Old Man Winter makes appearance in Ariz.Posted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- A weak storm system dumped several inches of snow in the high country and ushered cooler air into the Valley Friday evening and into Saturday.
Snowbowl Ski Resort in Flagstaff reported 4 to 8 inches of fresh powder within a 24-hour period. Sunrise Ski Park in Greer reported 2 inches of snow.
Isolated snow showers were expected to taper off Saturday evening, leaving behind slick roads for drivers.
Meanwhile, Sky Harbor reported a daytime of high 66 degrees Saturday afternoon. This was about 10 degrees cooler than last weekend.
While no rain is expected in the Valley Saturday evening, a few light showers were seen on radar in the foothills just east of Phoenix.
Clearing skies and light winds will allow temperatures to drop into the upper 30s and low 40s Sunday morning.
Areas of patch frost may be an issue for tee-off Sunday morning at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Otherwise, afternoon highs in the Valley should top out in the mid 60s under mostly clear skies.
Another weak storm system is expected to sweep through Arizona from the west on Monday.
This will bring a slight chance of showers to the Valley, drop snow levels down to 4,000 feet, and bring a reinforcing shot of cold air that will keep temperatures several degrees below normal for this time of the year.