Arizona Hit with Heavy Rainfall and Strong Winds, but Warmer Weather is on the Horizon
Arizona has been hit with heavy rainfall and strong winds, causing a drop in temperatures that is impacting spring training for those who were hoping for warm and sunny weather.
The strongest wind gust was recorded in Springerville, reaching 72 mph.
Despite the rain, some areas still experienced light snowfall.
The latest storm brought over a half inch of rain to several areas, including Anthem, Peoria, and Carefree.
Currently, temperatures are in the 60s, which is about 20 degrees below what is expected for this time of year.
However, the good news is that warmer weather is expected to arrive next week.
The forecast calls for the return of sunshine, with temperatures gradually climbing up to the 70s by the weekend.
While there are still some spotty showers in the forecast, the low-pressure system off the coast of California is expected to stay north of Arizona, meaning the state will remain dry.
Overall, despite the recent rain and wind, Arizonans can look forward to a sunnier and warmer forecast in the coming days.