ARIZONA NEWS

Cold, wet weather heading to Phoenix area in coming days

Jan 22, 2021, 11:30 AM | Updated: 12:14 pm
(AP Photo)...
(AP Photo)
(AP Photo)

PHOENIX – The weather in metro Phoenix is going to take a chilly, wet turn over the next few days, forecasters said Friday.

The National Weather Service’s Phoenix bureau said two storm systems were on their way to the Valley, and the second will pack the bigger punch with up to 80% chances of rain Monday and a high of 55 degrees.

The first system coming off the Pacific Ocean will drop daytime temperatures to the lows 60 and upper 50s starting Saturday; the likelihood of rain then is anywhere from 60% to 70%.

More showers are expected Tuesday, when temperatures might top out at 54 degrees.

“When all is said and done by Wednesday, I think a lot of areas will be looking at maybe around an inch of total rainfall,” weather service meteorologist Andrew Deemer told KTAR News 92.3 FM.

“It’s been a while since we’ve seen this kind of rain,” he added. “A nice change of pace for most folks.”

The Valley collected its first measurable rain of the year Tuesday. Morning sprinkles measured .01 inches on the official gauge at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

“In the desert, when we only get 7-8 inches of rain, anytime we can get an inch into that bucket, we’ll definitely take it,” Deemer said.

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Jim Cross and Jeremy Foster contributed to this report.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

(Pexels Photo)...
KTAR.com

Mesa International Film Festival kicks off on Friday

The third Mesa International Film Festival will kick off in the Valley on Friday with plenty of films scheduled for the weekend. 
6 hours ago
(Pexels Photo)...
Associated Press

Murder charge in Arizona against divorce lawyer dismissed

A murder charge filed in Arizona against a California lawyer in the 2010 shooting death of his stepdaughter’s husband has been dismissed.
1 day ago
(Pexels photo)...
KTAR.com

2-year-old girl dies after drowning incident in Phoenix

A 2-year-old girl has died after being pulled out of a pool in Phoenix on Thanksgiving day, police said.
1 day ago
(The Pick Lottery Photo)...
KTAR.com

The Pick lottery ticket sold at Walmart in Surprise hits $8.8 million jackpot

If you bought a ticket for Wednesday night's The Pick lottery drawing in the West Valley, you'll want to check those numbers.
1 day ago
(Pixabay Photo)...
KTAR.com

Police investigate death of 27-year-old man found in Phoenix

Police are investigating the death of a 27-year-old man found in Phoenix Thursday morning.
1 day ago
FILE - Vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine sit in a cooler before being thawed at a pop-u...
KTAR.com

Arizona reports 3,322 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths on Friday

Arizona health officials on Friday reported 3,322 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths.
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

...
PNC BANK

How your family can explore the Musical Instrument Museum

Whether you want to spend a day with family, do crafts with kids at home, or have an adult night out, the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix has options. As the world’s only global musical instrument museum, MIM offers interactive and immersive exhibits to foster an appreciation of different cultures and their instruments. “A visit […]
...
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Why fall maintenance is important for your heating system and A/C

It’s easy to ignore your heater and air conditioner when they’re working but the moment something breaks, you will likely regret not keeping up with maintenance. After all, if something goes wrong, you may be stuck with a repair that will take longer and be more expensive than simple maintenance.
...
Sweet James

Best fall road trips to take on a motorcycle

Autumn in Arizona brings the beauty of color-changing leaves and a relief from summer heat. It’s one of the most pleasant times to explore the outdoors, especially on a motorcycle.
Cold, wet weather heading to Phoenix area in coming days