PHOENIX - A cold front is pushing through northern Arizona this morning and we are seeing a few light radar returns near the Grand Canyon and Page. As the front pushes through the state today, we will keep slight rain chance in the forecast for northern Arizona. We can't rule out a few sprinkles or showers in eastern Arizona, and even in parts of Gila county. The Valley will stay dry.
Temperatures starting out this morning are a couple of degrees cooler as we have a little less cloud cover in the Valley. All valley locations are reporting temperatures in the 50's with highs back in the upper 70's and low 80's. Winds increase during the afternoon as the front moves in, 10-15mph with gusts near 20mph at times.
Our strongest winds today will be in the northwest corner of the state, along the Colorado River Valley. Winds in places like Bullhead City, Lake Havasu, and the Lake Mead Recreation Area could gust as high as 35 mph through the day. These gusty winds plus very dry conditions will lead to an elevated fire threat in the Colorado River Valley so there will be a Fire Weather Watch in effect through the day Friday.Read full story