Flooding For Arizona On Valentine’s Day, As Stormfront May Even Bring Snow To Regions Of The State

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Valentine’s Day in Phoenix and surrounding region may better be spent indoors.

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A moisture front is expected to bring significant rainfall and potential flooding Thursday through early Friday, the National Weather Service Phoenix said in a tweet Thursday.

It’s the second year in a row that the Valley has had a gloomy Valentine’s Day.

And northern Arizonans may want to stay inside catching up on binge-worthy TV shows, as forecasts call for of rainy days, cold temps and flooding.

The National Weather Service in Flagstaff is urging caution on roadways amid flooding and expected heavy rainfall. Starting Wednesday night, rain will begin to fall lightly, but become heavier by Thursday morning and continuing through Friday.

“We continue to see significant rises on area creeks and streams as highly likely along with flooding of low-water crossings,” the National Weather Service said in a statement Wednesday.

Rainfall is expected to accumulate up to one inch in Flagstaff and almost one-and-a-half inches in Prescott. The rainfall, combined with snow melt from the Mogollon Rim, will cause some river beds to swell and overflow.

If you live along Oak Creek near Sedona, Agua Fria near Prescott, Tonto Creek near Payson or Verde River or West Clear or Beaver creeks near Camp Verde, watch for higher-than-normal water levels and flooding.

Temperatures in Flagstaff are expected to remain in the mid-40s through Friday, but may dip down to the high 30s Saturday and stay cold through the weekend.

Though the rain will taper off on Friday, while snow is expected Saturday morning in higher elevations across northern Arizona, the National Weather Service said.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  AP
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