Spring storm brings Valley showers; high country snow and ice

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Poor visibility along I-17 south of Flagstaff (Source: ADOT) Poor visibility along I-17 south of Flagstaff (Source: ADOT)
Snow at the Grand Canyon (Source: Grand Canyon National Park) Snow at the Grand Canyon (Source: Grand Canyon National Park)
Flagstaff snow (Source: National Weather Service Flagstaff) Flagstaff snow (Source: National Weather Service Flagstaff)
Hail in Carefree Hail in Carefree
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

The calendar says May, but it feels more like January or February, as a spring storm came sweeping through our state.

Temperatures Wednesday in Phoenix will only be in the mid-70s, compared to our normal high of 90 for this time of year.

Throughout the day, the Phoenix area has been seeing cloudy skies, spotty rain and even some hail.

But Northern Arizona is getting walloped with a wintry-feeling storm.

[SLIDESHOW: A last blast of rain and snow before heat sets in]

The high country has had cold weather, snow and snow showers. Visibility has been poor on some roads in the Flagstaff and Grand Canyon area, and drivers were urged to use caution.

Snow and ice were reported near Pinetop and Forest Lakes.

In Flagstaff, a winter weather advisory that was issued earlier has expired, but snow showers were expected to continue across the area, leading to sudden reductions in visibility.

Thursday temps climb to the mid-80s and it's back to the heat for your weekend. Triple digits will be returning with a vengeance. The high is expected to jump to 104 by Sunday! 

So enjoy the cool weather while you can.

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