A major winter storm is just getting started across Arizona, bringing light Valley rain showers and mountain snow Saturday, with much more on the way in the coming days.
A few Valley communities reported anywhere from trace amounts of rain on the west side to around a quarter of an inch in the Carefree area Saturday afternoon. Snow totals ranged from about a half inch in Flagstaff Saturday afternoon to up to eight inches in Kayenta.
Scattered rain showers will continue across the Valley Saturday night and into Sunday, then will ramp up Sunday night through Monday afternoon. A few embedded thunderstorms are also possible.
The Phoenix metro could see three quarters of an inch of rain to more than an inch before all is said and done Tuesday morning. A Flood Watch is in effect for Maricopa County Sunday at 5 p.m. through Monday at 5 p.m.
Snow levels will dip to about 6,000 feet with the higher elevations receiving more than a foot of snow through Tuesday morning.
Temperatures are also expected to tumble. Monday through Wednesday, Valley highs will dip into the 60s with overnight lows in the 40s.