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Weather updates for Dec. 28 as storms move across Arizona

The High Country continues to be getting snow, however the bulk of rain is winding down across Central Arizona. I-17 has closed at SR 179, ADOT tweeted.

PHOENIX — Arizona woke as much as a chilly and soggy morning with snow within the High Country and Rain within the Valley. While snowfall continues up north, rain is beginning to taper off in Central Arizona.

ADOT stated that I-17 has been closed at SR 179 (Milepost 299, north of Lake Montezuma) as a result of antagonistic climate circumstances.

SR 89 is closed between Sedona and I-17.

Significant rainfall is within the forecast across the low deserts Wednesday morning via Friday – rain totals will vary from a couple of tenths of an inch as much as an inch and a half. Local spots within the increased terrain east of Phoenix will exceed two inches of whole rainfall. 

As of 10:50 within the morning, elements of Phoenix have seen upwards of 0.7″ inches of rain according to the Maricopa County Flood Control District.

Winter storm warnings and winter climate advisories are in impact now. Moderate to heavy snow is anticipated above 6,500 toes. Blowing snow will result in restricted visibility.

Flagstaff has already gotten 6 inches of snow this morning.

We will proceed to trace the storm all through the day. Stay with 12News for present data.

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10:49 a.m. – Grand Canyon National Park stated that it is likely to be higher to delay your go to till tomorrow… Look in any respect that snow!

10:45 a.m. – Snow is beginning to wind down in Flagstaff as the storm continues to move east. Roads stay slick and icy within the area, so be further cautious if you must drive.

10:35 a.m. – SR 89 is closed between Sedona and I-17 as a result of climate circumstances, ADOT stated. 

10:27 a.m. – Weather circumstances are slowing down site visitors on a number of state roads. ADOT warns that SR 87 and SR 260 might turn out to be impassable as a result of climate.

9:50 a.m. – I-17 is closed at SR 179 as a result of climate circumstances, ADOT stated.

9:12 a.m. – Rain is winding down across central Arizona. Although some showers will proceed, NWS expects the majority of the rain to finish throughout the subsequent two hours.

>>Editor’s word: NWS Phoenix corrected the tweet to learn ‘west-to east’.

9:00 a.m. – Parts of the Valley have already gotten as much as half an inch of rain this morning. Sky Harbor Airport has recorded 0.21 inches of rainfall.

8:35 a.m. – The Grand Canyon is roofed in snow this morning! If you are braving the winter climate for some mountaineering, foot traction and mountaineering poles are extremely advisable.

8:30 a.m. – Heather Marshall Pierce shared this photograph of snow increase in Flagstaff. Just take a look at these timber!

8:00 a.m. – We’re not simply getting extra rain, at present’s low temperature was increased than common.

Sky Harbor Airport recorded a low of 53 levels, 9 levels increased than the traditional low for at present’s date.

7:45 a.m. – All however the southeast Valley has gotten rain this morning. Sky Harbor Airport has already recorded 0.15″ with extra on the best way.

7:37 a.m. – We’ve obtained slippery highway circumstances all across the Valley. Remember to decelerate and drive protected this morning.

7:04 a.m. – Light to average showers are nonetheless pushing across Phoenix. The National Weather Service says we are able to count on rain to proceed for the following few hours.

6:56 a.m. – Remember, if you must be on the roads in icy circumstances, change the best way you drive! 

6:40 a.m. – Scattered showers have reached as far as Tucson as the chilly entrance strikes across the state.

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