This March will roar in like a lion with the National Weather Service (NOAA) calling for 100 percent chance of showers on Saturday, the first day of the month.
A Pacific storm will thunder into Arizona after dumping rain on parched California starting tonight.
Thursday, the first of two systems brought rain to Northern Arizona, starting at the Mogollon Rim and moving up into Utah.
Rim Country residents watched clouds blanket the sky during the middle of the day on Thursday, but no rain dropped.
That should change by Friday when a stronger Pacific storm will bring rain to all of Arizona. “Deep subtropical moisture feeding this system will bring warmer temperatures aloft and abundant moisture amounts,” reports the NOAA on its Web site.
The NOAA predicts snow will fall above 7,500 feet and drop to the 6,000-foot elevation as cooler temperatures move into the area on Saturday. Flagstaff could get a foot or more.
This type of storm will bring intense rain, said the NOAA, but by Sunday showers will stop as the storm moves east.