PHOENIX — A storm system from the West Coast was expected to move into metro Phoenix this weekend and drop up to an inch of rain.
The National Weather Service predicted temperatures, which have been in the low to mid-70s all week, would fall to mid-60s by Saturday and then go lower Sunday.
“The strongest part of the storm is going into Mexico, but there’s still enough energy and moisture that we’ll see widespread rain across the region,” Marvin Percha, a Phoenix weather service spokesman, said.
Light snow would likely fall in the high country.
The Valley will catch part of a Southern California storm that weather experts said dump as much as 6 inches rain in the Los Angeles area. A flash flood watch has gone into effect there.
The weekend forecast pushed back the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Fan Fest, originally scheduled for Saturday at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, to Monday.
With this storm Phoenix should avoid its second straight rainless February. The Valley has averaged 0.27 inches of rain for the month.
The Valley also went without rain last March.
Phoenix hasn’t had measurable rain since Jan. 24, according to Tiggrweather.net.
KTAR’s Jim Cross contributed to this report.
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