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What to expect: Rain and snow hitting Arizona

Rain in the Valley, March 10, 2020
Posted at 7:57 PM, Dec 26, 2020

We've only had 15 days with measurable rainfall at Sky Harbor. That's the fewest on record!

But, there's one final chance before the year is over.

We are tracking a storm moving in today, bringing Valley rain chances, high country snow and a big blast of cold air.

While our Valley rain chances are dwindling, we could still pick up a few stray showers this morning.

Those in the Valley that are lucky enough to pick up some rain, will likely only get a few hundredths of an inch.

The highest rainfall totals will be in southeastern Arizona with up to a quarter of an inch possible.

This storm will continue to bring snow to the high country. While the bulk of the snow fell on Monday, we could see an additional one to two inches of snow in areas above 5,500 feet through this evening.

We will dry out tonight into Wednesday. For most of us, this will be the last chance for rain or snow this year.

This storm will also bring colder temperatures to end 2020.

Morning lows in the Phoenix area will dip into the 30s starting Wednesday morning.

Even with this next storm, it still looks like our drought is likely to get worse heading into early 2021.

All of Arizona is in a drought right now and 73 percent of our state, including the Phoenix area, is in Exceptional Drought (the worst kind).