MOST ACCURATE FORECAST: Chance of showers in the Valley

Posted at 4:35 AM, Nov 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-24 00:35:15-05

PHOENIX — Rain is falling across parts of our state as a storm system moves through.

It's not a lot, but some Valley locations could see their first rainfall in over a month.

Up north, snow showers will continue in some spots above 7,000 feet in elevation. Accumulations will be light, but the San Francisco Peaks, White Mountains, and Chuska Mountains could see one to three inches of snow by mid-day Wednesday.

We'll dry out again just in time for Thanksgiving, but cooler air and breezy conditions will stick around.

As winds shift out of the north behind this storm system, it's going to get very windy along the Colorado River Valley in Mohave county.

A Wind Advisory is in effect Wednesday for Bullhead City and Lake Havasu City. Watch out for wind gusts near 45 mph there. Winds will back off a bit on Thursday, but it will stay very breezy there through Thanksgiving day.

Here in the Valley, gusts could hit 25 mph Thursday afternoon as highs top out in the mid-70s for Thanksgiving.

Temperatures will be a bit warmer by Friday with Valley highs in the upper 70s.

As high pressure returns, look for mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper 70s through the weekend and early next week, too.


2021 Rainfall totals:

Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 5.58" (-0.74" 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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