Rain, rain, go away: Phoenix to see heavy amounts of precipitation in upcoming week

Jan 3, 2016, 2:23 PM | Updated: Jan 4, 2016, 9:22 am
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PHOENIX — The Valley of the Sun will be looking a little less sunny in the days to come: Phoenix is expected to see rain all throughout the week, according to the National Weather Service.

After a relatively calm week compared to past winter storms, Phoenix is expected to see a very active and wet week starting Monday.

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms will begin late Sunday evening, but is expected to carry out until Friday evening.

Officials are attributing the wet weather to the heightened strength of El Niño, a storm system that will bring in precipitation through California.

Below is the upcoming week’s forecast for Phoenix, according to the National Weather Service:

  • Monday, Jan. 4:
    • High of 61 degrees, low of 49. 80 percent chance of precipitation.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 5:
    • High of 62 degrees, low of 48. 80 percent chance of precipitation.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 6:
    • High of 58 degrees, low of 46. 60-70 percent chance of precipitation.
  • Thursday, Jan. 7:
    • High of 57 degrees, low of 43. 30 percent chance of precipitation.
  • Friday, Jan. 8:
    • High of 54 degrees, low of 42. 30-60 percent chance of precipitation.

In addition to rain in the Valley, parts of northern Arizona are expected to see snow in elevations more than 6,000 feet, according to the National Weather Service.

Keep up with KTAR News’ latest weather updates online or on air at 92.3 FM.

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Rain, rain, go away: Phoenix to see heavy amounts of precipitation in upcoming week