Measurable Snow Expected For Flagstaff

Published: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 7:47am
Updated: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 7:56am

A storm front moving in Tuesday night is expected to bring much needed snow fall for Flagstaff.

National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Byers said it should bring the first measurable snowfall of the winter season. Had it waited one more week, it would have been the latest snow in a winter season on record for the region.

"For the past three months we've been dominated by a high pressure system pushing storms to the north," Byers said.

That pattern is shifting.

"We're finally getting a strong system digging down to the south and our hope is that it will now pull the jet stream down so we will start seeing regular storms coming through," he said.

Motorists traveling through the area should expect slick roads as the storm brings wet and slushy conditions overnight, then turns to lighter snow flurries by Wednesday morning.

About one to three inches of snow should cover downtown Flagstaff, with a few more inches expected across the San Francisco Peaks.

Dress warm, Byers said. The overnight lows are expected to drop to the mid 20's.

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