WILLIAMS — We were alerted to the possibility of some hazardous snow conditions over the weekend, so we cut our Thanksgiving Day a little short. A cold front is moving across northern Arizona which could bring snow and ice over the weekend. NOAA issued a hazardous weather warning which reads:
Friday through Wednesday
A cold winter system will bring snowfall to northern Arizona on Sunday and Monday. Snow levels will quickly fall to around 4500 Feet elevation late Saturday night and Sunday. The most intense Snowfall is expected from sunset Sunday night to sunrise Monday morning. This may very will impact the Monday morning commute for the higher elevations.
Stay tuned to the weather forecast if you have travel plans in the high country this weekend. Expect winter driving conditions on Sunday and Monday.
The chance of snow and rain begins Saturday night, but the highs over this period and through Tuesday are not expected to break 40-degrees. On Saturday it may be just over 50-degrees, but winds as high as 17-mph with gusts up to 28 will probably make it feel cooler.
A 30% chance of snow is predicted over Saturday night raising to 50% on Sunday morning and an 80% chance over Sunday night. Less than a half-inch of accumulation is expected over Saturday. New snow accumulation of up to 4-inches is possible over Sunday.
There is a chance of snow Monday and Tuesday which could cause problems commuting to Flagstaff. Expect icy conditions over the weekend and through to Tuesday when the weather clears.