Big changes with our weather for this weekend as the net storm system tracks into Arizona tonight. 

Moisture is streaming into the state ahead of a low pressure system parked over the Pacific. We are seeing this in the form of clouds around the state right now. 

Tonight, showers move in late, after midnight for the Valley and then things really pick up Saturday morning and afternoon.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the Valley and the higher elevations east of Metro Phoenix from Saturday morning through Saturday afternoo. 

Models are indicating the Valley could see rainfall range between .25" to .75" of rain. 

Snow levels will be high, right around 7000 feet to start and then drop to around 6000 feet by early Sunday morning. Right now models are indicating 1-4" of snow is possible with 6" plus above 10,000 feet. 

There's also a threat of thunderstorms for the Valley and high country Saturday afternoon and evening.This would mean, lightning, small hail and strong winds are all possible. 

The rain and snow should start to taper off from west to east by Sunday afternoon.

Winds will gust out of the east today at around 20 mph in the Valley, then out of the west southwest tomorrow at about the same speed.

Temperatures will take a tumble with the valley dropping into the mid and upper 60s for the weekend and he high country drooping into the 40s. 

Drier and warmer weather is expected for next week. 

 

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