Phoenix weather: Cold blast coming

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by April Warnecke

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azfamily.com

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 3 at 10:20 AM

PHOENIX -- A strong and cold storm system continues its trek toward Arizona. 

Today, the Valley will see low 70s for afternoon highs and partly sunny skies. Temperatures won't drop much in the high country today either, but winds will pick up ahead of tomorrow's cold front. Much of the high country is under a Wind Advisory today, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., for southwesterly winds gusting up to 50 mph.

Rain and snow will begin overnight in the high country and spread across the state tomorrow as a cold front moves through. Rain totals should be fairly light for the deserts of the state, and the Valley has only about a 30 percent chance of showers Wednesday and Wednesday night. The high country should see 4 to 6 inches of snow in spots like Flagstaff and the White Mountains. 

Behind the front, a cold air mass moves into the state from the north. Valley highs will be in the low 60s on Thursday, but only peak in the low to mid 50s Friday through the weekend. Overnight lows will drop to the 30s in the Valley. 

Another storm moves through on Saturday, bringing a chance of more snow to the high country and a slight chance of rain to the Valley on Saturday. 

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