Weather: Storm brings soaking rain, snow across Ariz.

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by Kim Quintero

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Posted on November 23, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 23 at 6:20 PM

PHOENIX -- An area of low pressure that’s been cut off from the main jet stream continues to drench the Valley with rain and blanket the high country with snow.

As of 5:30 p.m. Saturday, rain was seen moving into the Valley from the south, promising to add to storm totals for rainfall that ranged from one and a half to nearly three inches.

Meanwhile, Winter Weather Advisories continue for the Mogollon Rim and Kaibab Plateau. Snow levels are expected to dip to 5,000 feet. Snowfall totals from this system were expected to range from four to 12 inches in the higher elevations through Sunday morning.

Flagstaff was on tap to see an addition 2 to 4 inches of powder between Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon. In the White Mountains, a Winter Storm Warning continues until noon Sunday. Snow levels here were expected to dip to 5,000 feet. Snow totals of 8 to 16 inches are expected above 7,500 feet.

This cold system kept temperatures in the 50s across the Valley Saturday afternoon, with an official high reported at Sky Harbor of 59 degrees.

Saturday night, Phoenix is expected to dip to a low of 49 with a chance of rain and mostly cloudy skies. Rain chances will be low for Sunday with partly sunny skies and a high of 62.

This storm system is expected to be out of Arizona by late Sunday night.

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