First Alert Weather day Wednesday for wind, rain and snow in Arizona

We have a Winter Storm Warning from 9 p.m. Tuesday to 11 p.m. Wednesday. Royal Norman has the forecast.
Published: Feb. 20, 2023 at 3:01 PM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Another nice start to our morning with a low of 51 degrees – this afternoon, we will see a high today in the lower to mid-70s around the Valley. Enjoy it, because we have some big changes ahead starting tomorrow.

A series of low pressures systems will move through our state, and we will have an active weather pattern through the weekend. We will see a drop in temperatures, and winds will pick up, and a chance of light rain and mountain snowfall.

Here in the Valley, our strongest winds will be from late Tuesday through Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory from 2 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday with Southwest winds from 20 to 30 mph. We could also see gusts up to 45 to 55 mph. When it comes to rainfall, light amounts are expected from .05 to .25″.

The mountains will be hit hard with snow and even stronger winds. We have a Winter Storm Warning from 9 p.m. Tuesday to 11 p.m. Wednesday. Total snow accumulations will be 6 to 12 inches above 6,000 feet. The winds will be very strong, gusting up to 60 to 70 mph, and will cause dangerous travel conditions on Wednesday. Because of all the active weather, we are issuing a First Alert on Wednesday.

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