FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Authorities are discouraging travel in parts of northern Arizona's high country due to an approaching storm expected to produce heavy snowfall, strong winds and wind chills in the single digits.
A winter storm warning was issued for Mogollon Rim region that include Flagstaff and the Show Low areas, and forecasters said the worst time to travel would be between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday.
Up to 11 inches of snow are forecast for Williams and Flagstaff, both located on Interstate 40, up to 10 inches at Grand Canyon Village and up to 6 inches in Show Low.
The weather service forecasts gusty winds of up to 50 mph with areas of blowing snow and pool visibility.
Flagstaff Unified School District's Facebook page (Verified account)
We've been focused on winter weather up north today, but now we have some storms coming into the Valley. Here's what we are seeing - including a nice rainbow off the L-101 in the West Valley. #azwx pic.twitter.com/tlIe7xPDKN— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) February 5, 2019
A winter storm will move across northern Arizona overnight. Travel conditions will be hazardous with areas of heavy snow and blowing snow becoming widespread, especially in the mountain areas. #azwx pic.twitter.com/UAzNQVtzuA— NWS Flagstaff (@NWSFlagstaff) February 5, 2019
We are still seeing a good deal of winter weather in the greater Flagstaff area, especially on I-40 between Flagstaff and Williams, and I-17 south of Flagstaff. Delay travel if possible. If not, remember our winter weather driving tips: https://t.co/tYEGFgyArV pic.twitter.com/Wv2V6TEX8c— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) February 5, 2019