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2 storms expected to drop anywhere from 10 to 30 inches of snow in some northern Arizona areas

More than 2 feet of snow fell in February 2019, causing the City of Prescott to declare an emergency. There are two snow storms expected to hit the northern Arizona area from Saturday, Jan. 23, through Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. Look for potentially anywhere from 6 to 16 inches in the Prescott area by early Tuesday morning, Jan. 26. Watch dCourier.com for updates. (Cindy Barks/Courier, file)

More than 2 feet of snow fell in February 2019, causing the City of Prescott to declare an emergency. There are two snow storms expected to hit the northern Arizona area from Saturday, Jan. 23, through Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. Look for potentially anywhere from 6 to 16 inches in the Prescott area by early Tuesday morning, Jan. 26. Watch dCourier.com for updates. (Cindy Barks/Courier, file)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This weather report from the National Weather Service was up-to-date as of 7:13 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22. Watch The Daily Courier and dCourier.com for updated information on the two storms.

FLAGSTAFF — Two winter storms in northern Arizona over the next five days are expected to drop a combined 19 to 29 inches of snow in the Flagstaff area, with potentially 6 to 10 inches Monday, Jan. 25, in the Prescott area.

A storm from Friday through Sunday is expected to bring moderate snowfall across the region, while the second storm is forecast to deliver even more snow from Monday through Tuesday evening.

The National Weather Service said the Flagstaff area is expected to see seven to 11 inches of snow in the first storm and another 12 to 18 inches during the second storm. Payson is forecast to receive 15 to 21 inches of snow in the second storm.

Prescott could see 1 to 3 inches Saturday and Sunday, with another 6 to 16 inches between Monday morning and early Tuesday, Jan. 26.

The storms are expected to make driving conditions difficult in the high country. Temperatures in northern Arizona on Wednesday and Thursday also are expected to be bitterly cold, raising concerns about the possibility of frozen pipes in some areas of the high country.

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