Storm brings rain and snow to Ariz.


by Meteorologist Royal Norman

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Posted on December 18, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 6:51 PM

PHOENIX -- A strong, quick moving cold front is just entering northwest Arizona. It will bring a fair amount of snow to northern and eastern Arizona and a decent chance for overnight showers in the Valley.

In the high country, 5 to 9 inches of snow is possible above 6,000 feet. As a result, much of northern and eastern Arizona is under a Winter Weather Advisory through Wednesday morning.

In the Valley, while we have a great chance for overnight showers, we’re not expecting big rainfall totals. Most areas that get rain will probably be in the range of 1/10 to 1/4 of an inch.

The storm will clear Arizona very quickly on Wednesday morning and by Wednesday afternoon it will be cold and rather windy around the state. Valley highs will struggle to make it into the upper-50s on Wednesday.

After that, quieter weather is in store to finish the week and the weekend. As a ridge of high pressure builds into the desert southwest, we can expect warmer temperatures too. It’s possible to see highs around 70 by the weekend.

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