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Arizona hit with another cold, wet storm system Tuesday

Spring may have just started, but it's looking more like winter as clouds and precipitation blanket the state.
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PHOENIX — A spectacularly wet winter has left most of Arizona dealing with floods and increased water levels. But even though spring has sprung, winter weather isn't finished with us.

 Rain arrived in the Valley Tuesday, bringing flood concerns right back up.

Flood watches and warnings are posted for portions of Maricopa County, Gila County, and Pinal County.

Meanwhile in the High Country, it's going to look like it's still winter.

The North Rim and Jacob Lake are under a winter storm warning. Ten to 20 inches of snow is possible for elevations higher than 7000 feet. Upwards of 30 inches is possible for elevations higher than 8500 feet. 

The largest impacts to the High Country arrive Tuesday to Wednesday. Winter weather advisories posted for numerous cities, including Flagstaff and Williams, where more than 6" of snow could fall.

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The Arizona Department of Transportation is currently prepping for wet and icy highways across the state. The department warns drivers to slow down and stay up to date on current weather conditions.

"Safer conditions will exist in upper-elevation areas once ADOT’s snowplow operators have time to clear snow and ice from highways," the department said.

We expect to see morning showers and cool temperatures on Wednesday, but the weather should clear up to make for a sunny end to the work week in the Valley.


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