Snow and ice lead to winter weather warnings, slick road conditions around Arizona

Posted at 6:39 AM, Dec 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-29 08:33:17-05

Brrr! The Valley woke up to temperatures in the low to mid 30s on Saturday morning.

Winter weather and freeze warnings were issued across Arizona yesterday, as parts of our state were hit with some of the coldest temperatures we've seen in quite awhile.

A Winter Weather Advisory was in effect for the north central and northeastern parts of Arizona, including Page, Winslow, and Holbrook, until 5 p.m. Friday. Freeze Warnings remained in effect for parts of Maricopa County on Saturday morning.

Areas farther south and east, like Casa Grande, Florence, Kearny and Globe were under Hard Freeze Warnings on Saturday are temperatures fell into the 20s.

FULL FORECAST: Freezes, more cold temps heading into weekend

Slick conditions were reported on numerous highways, including Interstate 17 between Flagstaff and the Sedona turnoff and on several portions of Interstate 40, including in Flagstaff and Williams.

NWS's Flagstaff office said snowfall would continue into Friday evening and dry but very cold conditions were forecast to begin Saturday ahead of a storm system expected in the area early next week.

Right now, it looks like we'll see a slight chance for rain in the Valley and a better chance for a few more inches of snow up north on Monday.

Lows will continue to fall into the low to mid 30s each day through most of next week, so the chill will stick around for a while.

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