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Cold, wet weather forecast for Phoenix, up north

PHOENIX -- The National Weather Service said Tuesday the Valley is in for a soaking later this week.

In addition to the drop in temperatures -- overnight lows will be in the 40s by late week -- a storm could drop about a half-inch of rain by Friday morning and up to seven inches of snow in the high country.

"It's the first significant rain since the monsoon -- it's going to affect the whole Valley," said Marvin Percha, a Weather Service spokesman.

Percha added that a late-night thunderstorm Thursday is possible.

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Position: Senior News Reporter. Started with KTAR July 4, 1999.

Favorite spots in Arizona: Pinetop-Lakeside, Alpine, Greer.

Have covered some of the biggest stories in Arizona including nine of the top 10 largest wildfires in state history. The Wallow Fire in 2011 became the largest fire in state history. Rodeo-Chediski Fire in June 2002, which is the second largest fire in Arizona. Covered the Yarnell Hill Tragedy in June 2013 that left 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots dead.

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