Phoenix weather: Rain headed in late week

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX -- A strong storm system moving toward Arizona from the Pacific will bring decent chances for rain to the Valley beginning Thursday night through Saturday. At this point, we expect Valley rainfall amounts for the period to be above ½”. That would make this the most significant storm of the year so far.

Temperatures for the next couple of days will remain in the mid-to-upper 70s. But as the storm moves in Friday, we’ll see dramatically decreased temperatures, with highs only in the low 60s. In the high country, the snow level will drop to about 7,000 feet and it’s possible some areas in the mountains will get significant snowfall.

For the Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, it means we will likely see rain during two of the four rounds being played at the TPC in Scottsdale. The weather for Super Sunday still looks dry, but a bit on the cool side. High temps on Sunday afternoon will be in the upper-60s.