FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- A winter weather warning has been issued for parts of Arizona with forecasters predicting heavy snow and blowing snow in some areas.
The National Weather Service in Flagstaff says the winter storm warning for the Flagstaff region will be in effect from midnight to early Wednesday evening.
Flagstaff is expected to get up to 15 inches of snow before snowfall begins to taper off midday Wednesday.
Meanwhile, a winter storm warning for southeastern Arizona for much of Wednesday covers places above 3,500 feet. Snowfall is expected to range from 1 inch to 16 inches, depending on elevation.
The Phoenix metropolitan area is expected to get up to three-quarters of an inch of rain Wednesday with temperatures in the mid-50s, about 15 degrees below average for this time of year.