Heavy snow expected as cold front moves into Arizona


In the northern and western suburbs, the precipitation should be all snow, starting in mid-afternoon and becoming moderate to potentially heavy at times as the night progresses.

Saturday morning will be sunny and not feel like a storm is brewing.

In addition, given that this will be more of a heavy, wet snow some isolated power outages can not be ruled out. Temperatures do look to cool as the day goes on creating that window of opportunity for accumulating snow. Another three inches of new snow accumulation is possible Sunday night.

ORIGINAL POST from 6:30 a.m. Friday. Southwest winds 5 - 15 miles per hour in the morning, southeasterly in the afternoon.

It also gets a bit breezy Friday afternoon as we get just a bit of clearing. "During the day Saturday, I would not be at all surprised to see it transition completely to rain for awhile".

A cold front crosses the area this morning and any showers will end followed by a lot of clouds.

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After that, a winter blowtorch is coming - bringing very impressive high temps in the 60s and 70s!

Back to the freezer! There is the potential for a short period of heavy snow Saturday night, which could lead to a rapid deterioration in road conditions. Northwest wind 9 to 16 miles per hour. Southwest wind to 6 miles per hour.

Weather data graphs as of 8:40am on Saturday, February 17, 2018 as reported by a weather station located near Ferndale High School. Record highs are expected to be shattered. And this forecast is still a low-confidence, complicated mess.

One to two inches is expected in the Hardin, Lame Deer, Fort Smith and Forsyth areas, while less than an inch of snow is expected in the Billings, Roundup, Red Lodge and Miles City areas.

As usual with coastal storms, the biggest forecast issue is temperature.

An off-shore storm will pass about 100miles off-shore Saturday night bringing snow into the mid-Atlantic and southern New England.