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Storm warning for Prescott predicts heavy snow Friday

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for heavy snow in Prescott, the Yavapai County mountains and other parts of northern Arizona above 5,000 feet Friday.

Prescott could get 2-4 inches of snow Friday night and another 3-5 inches of snow Saturday, the Weather Service said.

The winter storm warning runs from 6 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Saturday. Snow levels could start at around 5,500-6,500 feet tonight and drop to 4,500 feet by Saturday morning.

Snow depths could reach 6-10 inches in elevations of 5,000-7,000 feet, or 10-14 inches in areas higher than 7,000 feet.

The chance of precipitation in Prescott is 60 percent today, 100 percent tonight and 100 percent Saturday, the Weather Service said.

The temperature should jump back up to around 56 degrees by Sunday, with mostly sunny skies.

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