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Weather in the Southwest to Bring Wintry Precipitation to Higher Elevations

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Snowy weather in the Southwest is going to continue for the next few days over the higher terrains. Additional bursts of snow will create the potential of dangerous driving conditions through the weekend for much of the Four Corners region.

Here is what you need to know about this unsettled forecast.

Weather in the Southwest to See Repeated Rounds of Snow

The worst winter weather in the U.S. over the next few days will whip up in an unlikely place. The southwestern corner of the country will see the brunt of the Old Man Winter heading into the weekend with several rounds of snow on the horizon.

The snow will come in as part of the same storm system that drenched California with record-setting rainfall triggering deadly flash flooding at the start of the week. This weather maker eventually made it to the Southwest, creating Flagstaff snow totals of at least 16 inches in Arizona.

More snow accumulation in Flagstaff is expected through the end of the week. It has already been an exceptionally snowy start to the month for the town in the northern part of the state. As of February 7, the city had already topped the historical average for Flagstaff snow totals this month of about 20 inches.

How far will the snow from this system reach?

Meteorologists are predicting Denver, Colorado snow totals to reach up to 4 inches. Although the mercury will be too high to support major cities like Albuquerque, New Mexico snow development, the higher terrains of the state will see the snow machine fire up.


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