More rain and snow today
PHOENIX — A series of winter storms are moving across Arizona this week bringing valley rain, high-altitude snow, gusty winds and a big dose of cold air.
This wet weather is impacting travel and outdoor activities, including the Phoenix Open. So we stay in ABC15 weather working mode.
Take action and adjust your plans to accommodate this inclement weather. In highland counties, make sure your vehicle has an emergency kit and is prepared for winter driving conditions.
Dangerous travel conditions are expected this weekend across the high country. Be careful of smooth, snow-covered roads and areas where there is snow and low visibility.
Our next winter storm will continue today bringing with it another round of rain and snow. Then, we’ll see more on Saturday as a third winter storm passes.
A quarter to a half inch of rain has already fallen in much of the valley, and another quarter to a half inch of rain is likely through Saturday.
a Flood warning It has been issued for Tonto Creek through Monday as a result of heavy rain and runoff east of the valley.
While the risk of widespread flooding has diminished, water accumulation on roads and flooding in low-lying areas is still possible, so be weather aware. Remember, “turn around, don’t drown” and avoid driving through flooded or flooded roads.
Winter storm warnings It has been extended through tonight to include high terrain in Mohave County, Yavapai County, along the Mogollon Rim, and in the White Mountains.
Winter weather warnings Also in effect in parts of northern Coconino County, Navajo County, and the Chuska Mountains today.
Snow levels could reach 4,000 feet today.
Places like Flagstaff have already picked up more than a foot of snow, and another foot or so is still possible through tonight. We could add another two to four inches of snow to that on Saturday.
If you are headed to any Phoenix Open event, be prepared for rain and thunderstorms that may cause delays or require you to seek shelter.
The weather also becomes colder as these storms move. Look for valley highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s for the rest of the week.
Total rainfall for 2024:
Official rainfall in Sky Harbor: 1.66 inches (+0.61 inch from average)
Valley Average (Phoenix Precipitation Index): 1.74 inches
Total rainfall for 2023:
Official rainfall in Sky Harbor: 4.21 inches (-3.01 inches from average)
Valley Average (Phoenix Precipitation Index): 5.47″
Daily rainfall reports can be viewed from across the valley here.
Phoenix is getting drier – average rainfall is now down
Average seasonal rainfall in Phoenix (1981-2010): 2.71 inches of rain
New average monsoon rainfall for Phoenix (1991-2020): 2.43 inches of rain
Average annual rainfall in Phoenix (1981-2010): 8:03 inches of rain
New average annual rainfall in Phoenix (1991-2020): 7.22 inches of rain
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