Rain hit the Phoenix area Tuesday night in the form of thunderstorms and heavy precipitation, bringing high winds along with it.

Rain in the High Country turned to snow overnight.

RADAR: Phoenix metro

Some Valley areas saw over a half-inch of rain from the storm, and wind gusts were estimated around 40 mph. Rain totals overnight measured .63 inches in Phoenix and .55 in Cave Creek.

The snow and rain continued early Wednesday morning. Flagstaff saw it's first measurable snowfall overnight.

7:04 a.m.

A few showers forecast for the day. The bulk of the heavier rain done around the Valley.

Radar shows rain continuing more to the south of Phoenix near Maricopa and over to San Tan Valley.

In the High Country, radar shows rain around Payson and snow north of Flagstaff.

5:17 a.m.

The Flagstaff Airport measured 4.7 inches of snow overnight -- making it the first measurable snowfall of the 2017-2018 season.

The Flagstaff Unified School District announced schools were on a 2-hour delay Wednesday morning.

In Phoenix, windshield wipers were still being used during the early morning commute Wednesday as showers continued.

10:10 p.m.

Rain in downtown Phoenix Jan. 9, 2017. (Photo: Michael Nowels/12 News)

The north Valley has seen the majority of the precipitation from this evening's storm, including a half-inch of rain near Metrocenter Mall.

An areal flood advisory is in effect for I-17 in northern Maricopa County, New River, Cave Creek and Anthem until 11:45 p.m.

The storm has made its way into the East Valley and Mesa is beginning to record precipitation from the rainstorm.

9:20 p.m.

The northwest Valley is seeing heavy rain and high winds.

The National Weather Service issued a significant weather advisory until 9:45 p.m. for parts of the northwest Valley with gusts of up to 55 mph.

8:45 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for west and northwest Maricopa County, including Wickenburg, Morristown, Wittman, Aguila, Tonopah, Wintersburg and I-10 until 10:30 p.m.

Heavy rain is hitting the far-West Valley, where areas northwest of Morristown have recorded up to a half-inch of rain between 7:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.

Buckeye has also seen nearly a quarter-inch of rain.

Wind gusts over 30 mph are coming along with the rain.

6:30 p.m.

Showers are developing west of the Phoenix area, moving northeast across the state.

5:15 p.m.

The National Weather Service says the first round of rain should hit the Valley between 8 and 10 p.m., bringing wind gusts up to 35 miles per hour.

4:20 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a blowing dust advisory for northern Pinal County until 8 p.m.

The area includes I-10, I-8 and Casa Grande.


Rain and blowing dust is expected to hit the Phoenix area Tuesday afternoon and evening through the night.

According to 12 News meteorologist Krystle Henderson, blowing dust should move through the southern Valley prior to rainfall Tuesday evening.

Rain should begin hitting the Valley around 6 p.m. and continue until midnight before a brief respite and more precipitation between 2 and 5 a.m.

Some of the rain could come in the form of thunderstorms throughout the Phoenix area.

As for the High Country, rain is expected to turn to snow after about 10 p.m. Areas above 6,000 feet should expect about 1-3 inches of snow. Flagstaff is yet to see measurable snow this winter.

Rain totals in the Valley could reach between .25 and .50 inches.

RADAR: Flagstaff metro

The incoming rain could be on the heavy side -- bringing chances of flooding and running washes. Valley drivers should be weary of slippery roads.