Colder with Mountain Snow Showers This Weekend

By , AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist
November 9, 2012; 9:00 AM ET
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While a storm focuses farther north over the West this weekend, chilly air will continue to roll in across Arizona on west to southwest winds.

Compared to highs much of this week, temperatures will be 20 to 30 degrees lower over the weekend.

As is usually the case when it gets windy in the region, there will be areas of blowing dust. However, this is not expected to be severe this time.

Showers will retreat to the Rim Country on Saturday. However, a couple of passing showers will dot the deserts for a time.

Over the mountains, snow showers can be frequent enough to bring a couple of inches of accumulation to some of the elevations above 6,500 feet through Saturday.

Sunshine will return to most areas during the latter part of the weekend, but temperatures will be slow to rebound. It may take much of next week before readings return to normal.

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