FLAGSTAFF — The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Flagstaff and northern Arizona.
According to information from the Weather Service, 3 to 5 inches of snow above 6,500 feet are expected from this cold storm. The weather advisory is in effect from 2 a.m. until noon Thursday.
Most locations above 6,500 feet should see steady snow by 5 a.m that will start as rain. The heaviest snow is expected between 5 and 9 a.m.
“This is an unusually early and strong storm for this time of year,” according to the Weather Service. “Many trees still have leaves, and the wet snow may cause damage to limbs and downed trees.”
A winter weather advisory is issued when periods of falling snow will cause travel difficulties, and motorists should prepare for slippery roads and limited visibility.
High temperature Thursday in Flagstaff is expected to reach 44 degrees. Low Thursday night is expected to dip to 25 degrees.
Friday should clear up.