Precipitation, Cooler Temps Expected This Weekend

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The National Weather Service in Flagstaff predicts temperatures will drop this weekend, winds will increase and come late Saturday, there could be precipitation in the Rim Country.

James Cook of the NWS said, the weather system, which will be arriving in two parts, is too far out to estimate accumulation.

Today, Friday, the high for Payson is expected to be 66, the low tonight, 35, with partly cloudy conditions.

Saturday the high will be only 58, with the low around 32.

It will be partly cloudy during the day and becoming mostly cloudy in the evening.

Late Saturday there is a 40 percent chance of precipitation. The snow level could be at 6,000 feet by Sunday, dropping to 3,500 feet Sunday evening and remaining there through Monday.

Sunday the chance of precipitation goes up and will continue to increase in the evening. With mostly cloudy conditions, the high will be around 46, the low approximately 25.

David Blanchard of the NWS in Flagstaff the chance for precipitation is between 40 and 70 percent during the course of the storm.

Gusty winds, cooler temperatures and the continuing chance of precipitation are predicted for early next week.

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