FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Flagstaff and northern Arizona.
Meteorologists say 3 to 5 inches of snow above 6,500 feet are expected from the cold storm.
The weather advisory is in effect from 2 a.m. until noon Thursday.
Most locations above 6,500 feet should see steady snow by 5 a.m. that will start as rain. The heaviest snow is expected between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. Thursday.
A winter weather advisory is issued when periods of falling snow will cause travel difficulties.
Authorities say motorists should prepare for slippery roads and limited visibility in the northern Arizona area.
In far northern Arizona, we have reports of heavy snow on US 89A around Jacob Lake. #azwx— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) October 10, 2013
ADOT crews report heavy snow falling on I-40 west of #Flagstaff. Expect snow from Williams to Flagstaff, and wet roads east of Flagstaff.— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) October 10, 2013
526 am: rain is changing to snow right now in #Flagstaff. Snow is falling along I-40 west to Williams, and I-17 from Flagstaff to mp 310.— NWS Flagstaff (@NWSFlagstaff) October 10, 2013
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