Cold and a chance of snow in week forecast

VERDE VALLEY -- Wet weather and cold temperatures are back in the forecast this week in the Verde Valley. There is even a small chance of snow possible in the Verde, and a certainty at higher elevations.

A strong area of low pressure will begin moving in from the Northwest this week. Precipitation should begin Tuesday night on the Kaibab Plateau reaching the White Mountains by Wednesday morning. Snow levels will fall quickly behind the front initially at the 6,000-foot level. It is fast moving and moisture-starved, according to the weather service. But, an arctic air mass will move into the region Wednesday with periodic snow flurries possible and deep cold temperatures.

By Wednesday, low temperatures will drop to the low 30s and low 20s, a 10-percent chance of rain and snowfall is possible with highs only in the upper 30s and 40s.

Mostly cloudy Thursday with and chance of rain and snow. Low temperatures falling to the upper teens and 20s Thursday night with a 10-percent chance of snow showers.


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