Snow, ice create trouble on road up north but Phoenix weather set for sunny

Mar 31, 2017, 9:41 AM

PHOENIX — Light snow and ice on a northern Arizona freeway caused a number of accidents early Friday morning, but Phoenix was well on its way to another sunny day.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety reported troopers worked collision wrecks along Interstate 40 near Flagstaff.

Westbound lanes had to be shut down for a while. Later, lane restrictions were in place.

The icy roads were likely to stay that way at least for the morning. The National Weather Service expected snowy showers to keep falling between Flagstaff and Williams through Saturday.

Meanwhile, Phoenix took a dip in temperatures, too.

After a high of 90 degrees the day before, weather experts predicted a high of 70 for Friday before warming up again.

The warmer weather starts Saturday, just in time for the NCAA Final Four men’s basketball tournament in Glendale and all the tournament-related events, including concerts at at Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix.

Country singer Keith Urban will close out the Friday party under mostly clear skies. The low was to be around 53 degrees.

Saturday’s high should be 75 degrees or so, mostly under sunny skies when Capital Cities start the show in the afternoon. The overnight temperature will drop to 55 degrees.

Sunny Sunday could reach 82 degrees, with mostly clear skies for Aerosmith’s evening show.

Championship game day on Monday could top out at 84 degrees, with evening lows under 60 degrees.

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Snow, ice create trouble on road up north but Phoenix weather set for sunny