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Rain, snow and the coolest temperatures since spring!

The first storm system of the season has arrived.

PHOENIX — A long-awaited weather system drops in on Monday, spreading out showers statewide and then finishes off with some last minute showers on Tuesday in eastern Arizona.

If lucky, lower desert locations could receive light rainfall totals while some favored mountain locations could get in on a half an inch or more. 

Mountain areas could also see rain drops swapped for snow as the snow level falls to near 6,000 feet. A range of 1-3 inches of snowfall is possible.

Where thunderstorms and heavy rain showers set up in the higher terrain, there will be a risk for flash flooding, especially over the burn scars in our state. Other risks with potential thunderstorms that pop up could include lightning, gusty outflow winds and small hail.

Winds will still be gusty across the state on Monday with a strong blast of northerly wind pushing into southwest Arizona and gusting 50-60 mph. This could lead to dense blowing dust.

Temperatures will continue to tumble across the state, leading to afternoon and morning numbers 15-30 degrees below average for the first half of the workweek! 

The coldest air will be on deck Tuesday through Thursday mornings as the mercury chills down to freezing in many locations with a hard freeze likely above 5,000.

Warmer and drier weather is expected to polish off the workweek.

MONDAY: 58/66 cold, mostly sunny & breezy

TUESDAY: 48/68 chilly & mostly sunny

WEDNESDAY: 48/72 mostly sunny & warming up

THURSDAY: 50/80 mostly sunny

FRIDAY: 58/84 mostly sunny

SATURDAY: 59/85 partly sunny

SUNDAY: 59/86 mostly sunny

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