A cold front with an associated line of showers and thunderstorms currently located in southern Utah and Nevada will dip southeastward across the Prescott area around 6-8 pm this evening. There will be a chance of light-moderate rain showers in in Prescott this evening, with perhaps 0 – 0.10” of rain accumulation. Winds will continue to be 20-30 mph, with gusts up to 40 mph, in advance of the front. After the frontal passage, winds will gradually relax overnight tonight.
Winds will be light and temperatures will warm up well above normal Tuesday – Thursday as high pressure rebuilds over the Southwest.
Two more troughs will move through Arizona on Saturday night – Sunday morning and again next Monday – Tuesday. Thus, expect breezy-windy and cooler, partly cloudy conditions Friday – Sunday as well as a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms Sat. Night – Sunday. Next Monday – Tuesday will possibly bring an even greater potential for rain/snow.
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