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Weather Service issues winter weather advisory

Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier<br>Storm clouds start to build up over Glassford Hill in Prescott Valley Thursday afternoon.

Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier<br>Storm clouds start to build up over Glassford Hill in Prescott Valley Thursday afternoon.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the Yavapai County mountains, and the latest forecast is noting that another storm system is likely to hit Saturday.

The winter weather advisory continues through noon Friday. It means periods of falling snow will cause travel difficulties.

Areas above 6,000 feet could get 4-8 inches of snow by noon Friday, while areas higher than 7,000 feet could get 6-10 inches.

Gusty southwest winds of 15-25 mph could cause blowing snow that reduces visibility.

The Weather Service expects little or no snow accumulation in Prescott proper Friday, but 1-2 inches of snow could fall Saturday, according to the Thursday evening forecast.

The forecast for Prescott was calling for a 60 percent chance of rain/snow Friday, 20 percent chance of snow tonight, 70 percent chance of rain/snow Saturday, 50 percent chance of snow Saturday night, and 10 percent chance of showers Sunday.

Temperatures will drop to the 20s for the next several nights, with highs in the 40s through Monday.

City of Prescott officials sent out a notice Thursday that they were preparing equipment and staff for the storms.

To keep up with the latest forecasts, go online to weather.gov/flagstaff.

To check road conditions, go to az511.com or call 888-411-7623.

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