That strong wind filling Rim Country skies with clouds today will likely bring rain tonight or tomorrow, said Brian Klimowski from the National Weather Service (NOAA).
Despite the government shutdown, the NOAA is open for business — a good thing because a fast-moving Pacific storm is barreling east from the coast of California bringing precipitation and cold weather to Arizona.
Klimowski said the Rim Country should get half an inch of rain on Wednesday and Thursday.
By the weekend, climatologists say the weather will clear.
Flagstaff will probably get the first snow of the season.
Klimowski said the NOAA expects three to five inches of snow to fall above the 6,500 feet elevation from Flagstaff to the north and west of the city.
For further updates, please see the NOAA Web site at www.weather.gov.