PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - The string of storms hitting Arizona is going out with a bang. 

[WATCH: Storm brings rain, hail to Valley cities]

[MORE VIDEOS: Storms put on hail show in west Phoenix area]

After adding 0.03 inches of rain Thursday morning at Sky Harbor, afternoon storms hit the West Valley. People in Goodyear and Buckeye saw rain and hail. Some of the hail was about the size of a marble, while other spots saw hail as big as a silver dollar. There was so much of it that it looked like snow in some areas. Neighbors near the Loop 303 and Cotton Lane said they spotted actual snow, but it was really hail. Some hail was also seen on the other side of the Valley in Tempe and Mesa. South Phoenix got some hail as well.

[WATCH: Kids play in hail in south Phoenix, drivers stay cautious]

Aerials from Arizona's Family News Chopper saw kids sledding on a hill in the area of 35th Avenue and Dobbins Road. Other kids were bundled up and playing at a nearby park, which was covered in hail. In the same area, Legacy Golf Course was covered in hail but a golfer was able to enjoy the weather.

[WATCH: Hail falls across the Valley, kids enjoy it]

The northwestern part of the Valley didn't get much hail but places like Surprise and Sun City saw showers throughout the day. In Goodyear, viewers said their cars were damaged by the hail. Click here to see the car damage.

[HOW MUCH: Check latest rainfall totals here]

During the past three days, the Valley has seen between 1 and 3 inches of rain. Temperatures were cooler on Thursday, with highs only reaching the mid-60s. So far, at Phoenix Sky Harbor, it received .74" of rain during the past three days. That's more than the 0.66" of rain the airport got during the Monsoon, which lasted 108 days.

[FORECAST: More rain and thunderstorms]

That means snow for the high country! The winter-like weather started Thursday and is expected to continue into Friday. Flagstaff has already seen about 3 inches of snow, but up to 8 inches could come down by Friday.

[WATCH: First significant snowfall of the season]

[PHOTOS: LET IT SNOW: Fall storm brings powder to Arizona]

[SPECIAL SECTION: Arizona's Family Weather]

 


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