Arizona weather updates: High winds, rain and snow headed to area

Kyra O’Connor
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Wind advisories, winter storm watches and rain are all in the forecast this Easter.

PHOENIX — Heading out of town for Easter? You may want to think again. Arizona isn’t quite done with winter yet.

Stormy weather conditions are expected to continue across Arizona through Sunday.  

Winter adverse weather conditions have already closed down parts of Interstate 40 and State Route 87 in northern Arizona.

FORECAST: What can you expect for the Easter holiday

RADAR: Track the current conditions in your neighborhood

Road Closures:

  • I-40 eastbound at US 93 (milepost 72)
  • I-40 westbound in Winslow (milepost 252)
  • SR 87 southbound (milepost 338)

Live Updates:

8 a.m.: Rain is still coming down in the Valley. Be prepared for slick driving conditions.

7 a.m.: That cold front is still coming through and bringing a lot of precipitation with it. Expect activity through Sunday and into Monday.

6:45 a.m.: ADOT has closed multiple highways in the High Country as snowy stormy weather moves through the area. A band of light to moderate showers is moving across south-central Arizona into the Phoenix Metro area.

Tucson is expected to get some of that cold front nastiness around lunchtime with rain and snow continuing into Monday.


In the Valley, rain showers are expected to start in the evening on Saturday and continue through the morning on Sunday.

And if your plans involve Easter brunch outside, you might want to reconsider — or bring a jacket. With localized heavy rain, elevated windspeeds, possible thunderstorms and predicted lows rivaling the all-time low of 57 degrees in 1937, Easter is sure to be memorable — but we would recommend remembering it from indoors!

A winter storm watch was issued Friday afternoon for Saturday evening into Sunday. According to the National Weather Service is Flagstaff, the heaviest snow is expected late Saturday evening to early Sunday morning. 

Snowfall on Easter day may be rare, but it is expected for portions of Flagstaff. In 1999, there was a snowfall of 9.8 inches, and residents of the high country can expect similar snowfall for Easter 2024. 

And here is a look at where snowfall will be heaviest on both Interstates 17 and 40 in Arizona: 

The National Weather Service in Phoenix said that they expect showers to hit the West Valley just after midnight on Easter Sunday. 

We will continue to track the weather developments throughout the weekend. Stay with 12News for updates.

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KPNX Vivrr Local Feed: weather , 2024-03-31 15:01:48
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