A strong winter storm expected to roll into Arizona on Monday, bringing heavy snow and wind to parts of the state, likely will miss Tucson, said a meteorologist with the National Weather Service here.
“There is not a whole lot in the way for Tucson; it’s going to be north of us,” Gary Zell said.
The Pacific storm is expected to bring heavy snow and strong, gusty winds that will make for some hazardous driving conditions in parts of the state, according to The Associated Press.
NWS says the storm will move into Coconino and Yavapai counties Monday evening and spread into central and eastern Arizona by Tuesday morning.
Up to 10 inches of snow is expected to fall in parts of the state.
But, Zell said, Tucson has a 20 percent chance of rain showers Monday evening and throughout Tuesday
About an inch of rain is expected in the Phoenix area and other parts of the state, which may result in minor flooding of normally dry washes and creeks.
Weather officials urge Arizonans to stay off the road, but to be careful if you must drive.
By Citizen Staff Report, Wire Report