January 20, 2021

Forecasters: Rain, snow on tap for drought-weary Southwest

Drought stricken region badly needs the moisture

Monsoon 20 Rain clouds near Tubac, July 2019.
Mitchell Riley/AZPM

Forecasters say the drought-stricken Southwest can expect some relief from off-and-on wet weather the rest of this week and into next, with rain expected in lower elevations and snow in higher terrain.

The AccuWeather forecasting service said the next round of rain moving through the Southwest through Thursday is likely to be heavier than the quarter of an inch that many areas got Tuesday.

National Weather Service forecasters in Flagstaff in northern Arizona said stronger and colder storms will produce widespread rain and snow this weekend and early next week.

Forecasters said increased precipitation is on tap Thursday and again this weekend and early next week.

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