Rain, snow expected in Ariz.Posted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- The spring-like weather pattern Arizonans have been enjoying for weeks is changing over the next couple of days as the storm track dips south in our direction.
The ridge of high pressure responsible for unseasonably warm weather across the state is shifting toward the west, allowing moisture and colder air to move in from the north.
Snow is expected across extreme northern Arizona as early as Sunday morning. Snow and rain will spread south toward Flagstaff by Sunday evening, then across central Arizona Monday morning. Light rain is expected to move into the Valley early Monday morning. Rain chances for the Phoenix metro will stick around throughout the day Monday.
Winter Storm Warnings have been issued for the Kaibab Plateau from 5 a.m. Sunday through 5 p.m. Monday. Anywhere from 4 to 20 inches of snow is possible for the areas under the warning. The snow level is expected to be down to 7,000 feet in the Flagstaff area by Monday morning, where 1 to 3 inches is possible through Tuesday.
Temperatures will take a dip starting Sunday. Look for the mid 70s for highs around the Phoenix metro on Sunday, with the upper 60s to low 70s Monday and Tuesday.