Wet weather and snow forecasted for Arizona

- A fall storm is bringing wet weather for most of the state, and in Northern Arizona it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

The National Weather Service issued a snow advisory for elevations above 6,500 feet from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday. Forecasters say rain in those areas will turn to light snow and increase in intensity.

The storm is expected to bring between 2-6 inches of snow to the state on average, with higher snowfall over mountain peaks.

The Arizona Department of Transportation and The Department of Public Safety are warning drivers along I-10, I-17, and I-40 to prepare for the storm. ADOT officials warn drivers to be prepared with snow tires, chains, or studded tires.

For the most current information about highway closures and restrictions statewide, visit ADOT’s Travel Information Site at az511.gov or call 5-1-1.

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