A significant change in the forecast will soon have Arizonans breaking out umbrellas and jackets as rain and cooler air invade the Valley.
A strong weather system will cross the region late Thursday and Thursday night, CBS 5 meteorologists said.
The best chance of showers and thunderstorms occur Thursday night, with rainfall expected to be less than a quarter of an inch, except locally higher in thunderstorms.
With the rain comes cooler weather, with overnight lows expected to range between 57 and 67 degrees.
Friday will dawn with partly cloudy skies. Residents should immediately notice cooler air, with highs in the low to mid 70s.
Friday night will see some of the coolest weather of the season so far, with readings dipping to between 48 to 58 degrees.
There will be a slow warmup over the weekend, with highs mainly in the 80s and lows in the 50s to low to mid 60s.
In northern Arizona, these storms could be capable of producing damaging downburst winds and large hail. One to four inches of snow are possible Friday on the highest elevations of the Kaibab Plateau and San Francisco Peaks.
Sunday, March 9 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-03-09 19:04:53 GMT
(Source: CBS 5 News)
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