Metro Phoenix to see cold, wet weather as snow hits northern Arizona

Phoenix area residents may need to grab a jacket for the relatively cold and wet weather expected on Thursday.

The high temperature is projected to be a cool 67 degrees and the overnight low is expected to be a slightly chilly 50 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Phoenix. Later Thursday, the Phoenix area may even see some rain.

“We should have some scattered showers around 4 or 5 in the afternoon, ranging from 0.1 to 0.35 inches,” weather service meteorologist Katherine Berisoavith told The Arizona Republic. The rain is expected to end by 6 p.m.

For Friday, there's a 50 percent chance of rain in the forecast for the Phoenix area, dropping down to 20 percent by nighttime, the weather service reported online.

All of the wet weather should be gone by the weekend. Weather forecasts for Saturday and Sunday show sunny and clear skies for the Valley with highs in the mid-60s and lows the mid-40s.

Snow falls in northern Arizona

Northern Arizona was expected to see freezing temperatures after a batch of snow passed over the area on Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

Snow was spotted overnight along Interstate 17 from Flagstaff to near Munds Park, as well as portions near Interstate 40 including Bellemont, where heavy snow brought slow traffic and slick road conditions.

Snow and rain activity were expected to dwindle for the rest of Thursday, but more snowfall was expected to come on Friday into the weekend, with up to 2 inches of snow expected to fall over Flagstaff, Williams, Jacob Lake Window Rock and Show Low in the following days.

According to the National Weather Service in Flagstaff, the largest amounts of snow were expected along the Mogollon Rim, the White Mountains, the Chuska Mountains and the Defiance Plateau.

Flagstaff, northern Arizona sees snow: More expected

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