Winter storm brings rain to Phoenix area, snow to High Country

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Flagstaff got hit with rain early as people hope for snow. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Flagstaff got hit with rain early as people hope for snow. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
The rain started to really come down in Phoenix around 9:15 p.m. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The rain started to really come down in Phoenix around 9:15 p.m. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Drivers saw the rain in central Phoenix. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Drivers saw the rain in central Phoenix. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Scottsdale got some rain as well. (Source: ChopperGuy) Scottsdale got some rain as well. (Source: ChopperGuy)
This is rain from the Scottsdale Airport. (Source: ChopperGuy) This is rain from the Scottsdale Airport. (Source: ChopperGuy)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

The winter storm finally made it to Arizona and it has brought mostly rain so far to the state.

Flagstaff was waiting all day on Tuesday for the snow and snow it did by midnight, making this first snowfall the second latest first snowfall of the season ever recorded.

Flagstaff typically has about 30-35 inches of snow by this time of year.

[SLIDESHOW: Arizona hit with rain, snow due to winter storm]

When the snow finally came, ADOT was ready with its 56 plows to clear the roads. The Flagstaff area received about 5 inches of snow while Williams got  6 inches.

[READ MORE: Finally! Snow in Arizona!]

Snowbowl recorded 14 inches of fresh snow and Greer clocked in at 2 inches of fresh powder.

In the Valley, the rain started to come in from the west around 8:45 p.m.

[RELATED: Winter records across Arizona]

The storm hit the Buckeye area and then went through Phoenix and Scottsdale. Rain totals ranged from .45 inches at Deer Valley Airport to .21 inches at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.

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It wasn't just up north or in the Valley that saw the storm, Mt. Lemmon in Pima County was closed at the base Wednesday morning due to inclement weather but has since reopened.

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