Showers are pushing in from the west along with thunderstorms. The bulk of the action will take place in the evening hours and into the early morning hours.
There is a Winter Weather Advisory for areas above 6,000 feet that lasts until 5 p.m. Areas above 7,000 feet are forecasted to receive between 4-8" of snow. Some higher peaks could get more than ten inches.
The desert floor will get around .10-.30 inches of rain. Higher amounts will be measured in stronger storms and higher elevations still below 5,000 feet.
This front opens the door for chilly and unsettled weather this week. There will be another system bringing valley rain showers and mountain snow Thursday night into Friday.
High temperatures will struggle to get into the upper 50s. We'll also have our first hard freeze of the season as we move into the weekend. So cover up those plants!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!