FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Officials with the National Weather Service in Flagstaff said Wednesday afternoon that parts of Flagstaff could receive up to four inches of snow Wednesday night and into Thursday.
The heaviest snow, according to NWS officials, is expected from late Wednesday night through early Thursday morning in Flagstaff and other elevations above 6,500 feet. Meanwhile, the Arizona Department of Transportation says "challenging driving conditions" are likely during the Thursday morning commute, and authorities are advising travelers and commuters using roads and highways of higher elevations of northern Arizona to be prepared for potentially hazardous driving conditions.
The department advises drivers to slow down and to consider delaying travel until plows have cleared highways.
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Expect potentially hazardous driving conditions in higher elevations of northern Arizona as a late-season winter storm is expected to bring rain and snow to parts of the state through Thursday morning. More: https://t.co/H2S1z6HK0V#aztraffic#azwx pic.twitter.com/usRrQYdaLt— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) May 23, 2019
Correction: Here is your Wednesday afternoon update! Winter weather is still coming! Expect impacts to Thursday morning travel above 6500 ft. Make sure to leave with extra time and be prepared to take it slow. Roadways will be icy and slick. #azwx pic.twitter.com/wuBvSQyYDc— NWS Flagstaff (@NWSFlagstaff) May 22, 2019
Rain is starting! Be sure to check road conditions through @ArizonaDOT prior to #MemorialDay Weekend travel to #GrandCanyon. Late-season winter storm bringing rain+snow! https://t.co/zUsRaz0Ic4 Recorded road updates: 928-638-7496 -mq #AZWX #WednesdayWisdom #DelayTravel pic.twitter.com/ouDvy6S9cE— Grand Canyon NPS (@GrandCanyonNPS) May 22, 2019
Expect potentially hazardous driving conditions in higher elevations of northern Arizona as a late-season winter storm is expected to bring rain and snow to parts of the state through Thursday morning. More: https://t.co/H2S1z6HK0V#aztraffic#azwx pic.twitter.com/LnjcibyFSn— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) May 22, 2019