Tuesday is expected to be the wettest day for Phoenix this week, as the rain and snow that started falling across the state Monday continues through Wednesday.
Overnight rain totals from Monday into Tuesday showed Sky Harbor had recorded .21 inches of rain. More is on the way through Wednesday with a second weather system moving in Tuesday night.
Precipitation is expected to peak in coverage and intensity Tuesday. According to National Weather Service in Phoenix, showers will be scattered to numerous throughout the day.
The high in Phoenix on Tuesday was a cool and unseasonable 59 degrees compared to the normal high of 76 degrees. NWS says Wednesday should be warmer with highs back in mid-60s.
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NWS Phoenix said pretty much everyone in the Valley saw rain, and some areas saw half an inch or more.
The bulk of the thick cloud shield is now east of Phoenix, NWS says. 12 News meteorologist Lindsay Riley says showers will be spotty and isolated in the Valley throughout the evening but rain chances will pick up after midnight.
NWS is advising people in Queen Creek and Apache of strong thunderstorms, heavy rainfall and dime-size hail. The rainfall is expected to pick up in areas across the Valley this evening.
Wind advisories are in effect for much of the High Country on Wednesday. Flagstaff could see wind gusts of 37 mph while wind gusts in Prescott are expected to hit 44 mph.
A flood advisory has been issued for several areas around and east of the Valley including Carefree, Fountain Hills and Apache Junction.
A significant weather advisory is in effect for Maricopa and Pinal counties until 2 p.m.
By noon the Flagstaff Airport had recorded 2 inches of snow.
The weather advisory in the High Country was expanded to include areas in northwestern Arizona above 6,00 feet.
Flagstaff could see up to 8 inches of snow. Show Low is expected to see up to 5 inches of snow while areas of the Grand Canyon could get nearly two feet.
A possible cold air funnel was reported in the East Valley.
A significant weather advisory is in effect for Maricopa and Pinal counties until 12:15 p.m.
Weather officials say strong thunderstorms, heavy rain and nickel-size hail are possible in areas across the Valley.
The Valley could see winds gusts of 30 mph and even small hail. Through Wednesday, rainfall totals in portions of the Valley could be up to 1 inch.
In the High Country, winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories are in place for areas above 7,500 feet through Wednesday afternoon. Snowfall in those areas could reach up to 16 inches.
NWS Flagstaff says snow levels will begin to fall as low as 6,000 feet by Tuesday night, and even lower to 4,500 feet from Wednesday morning to Wednesday afternoon.
"That time period is when we are expecting the most hazardous travel conditions across the high country," NWS Flagstaff tweeted.
Rain moved into the Tucson metro area late Monday night, and NWS Tucson says "it's going to be wet through Tuesday."