Phoenix weather: Spring storm targets Arizona

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by April Warnecke

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Posted on May 7, 2013 at 8:12 AM

Updated Wednesday, May 8 at 6:52 AM

PHOENIX -- A spring storm was moving through California Tuesday morning and pushing toward Arizona.  The low-pressure system will bring windier and cooler conditions today, with a chance of rain and high elevation snow, too. 

Look for a partly sunny morning, with temperatures in the 60s and 70s. By lunchtime, the Valley will be near 80 degrees and the winds should start picking up. This afternoon will likely be breezy with 10-20 mph winds, potentially gusting up to 30 mph. 

As the storm system moves across Northern Arizona today, there is a good chance for rain and even some thunderstorms in the high country this afternoon, lingering overnight and even into tomorrow.  Snow levels could drop to about 7,000 feet, although not much accumulation is expected. 

In the Valley, there is a 20-percent chance of showers this afternoon and evening. Look for an afternoon high of only 84 degrees, which is about 8 degrees below average for today's date. Tonight, lows will drop to the 50s and 60s under partly cloudy skies with breezy conditions.

No rain is expected tomorrow, but we'll stay in the low 80s under partly sunny skies.  Look for a rapid warm up back to the 90s over the weekend. 

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