MOST ACCURATE FORECAST: Back to back storms this week

Posted at 4:12 AM, Dec 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-27 00:18:24-05

PHOENIX — Get ready, have a plan and be prepared this week as back to back storm will keep roads, wet, slick and icy. With strong winds leading to blowing and drifting snow in the high country. Our weather will create dangerous driving conditions.

For the start of the week a cold, windy and wet storm system will move through Arizona, giving us a chance for rain and snow Monday night through Wednesday morning.

For the Valley, out best chance to see some rain will be late will be Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning. The Valley will only pick up about .10" of rain.

For the High country it starts with rain Monday afternoon and becomes more of a snow/ rain mix by Monday night and then just snow by Tuesday morning. As far as rain up north 0.50" - 2" of rain. Snow levels will drop to 4,500 feet with a dusting at that level and above 6,500 feet anywhere from 2-5" and above 7500 feet 6-12".

Temperatures will drop too, mid 50s in the afternoon and 40s overnight.

Our next storm system is expected to move in late Thursday night through Saturday morning.

Stay tuned for more details on that storm as it gets closer.


2021 Rainfall totals:

Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 6.97" (-0.12" from average)

Valley Average (Phoenix Rainfall Index): 7.16"

Daily rainfall reports from all across the Valley can be found here.


Average Monsoon Rainfall in Phoenix (1981-2010): 2.71" of rain

NEW Average Monsoon Rainfall in Phoenix (1991-2020): 2.43" of rain

Average Yearly Rainfall in Phoenix (1981-2010): 8:03" of rain

NEW Average Yearly Rainfall in Phoenix (1991-2020): 7.22" of rain

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