Winds and rain forecast for coming days, then dip in temperatures
Gusty winds and rain are in the forecast as a winter storm approaches areas of northwest Arizona, southern Nevada and southeast California, the National Weather Service reported Tuesday.
Widespread scattered light showers will be possible across much of the region Thursday, NWS meteorologist Chelsea Kryston said.
An approaching low-pressure system rich in moisture will be moving into the southwest region late Wednesday through Thursday, bringing gusty winds and widespread precipitation to the region, she said. Wind speeds will begin to increase Wednesday night as the weather system approaches. The strongest winds are expected Thursday afternoon with gusts kicking up to 30-45 mph.
In Lake Havasu City, forecasters say rain is likely on Thursday, with showers possible again on Saturday night. Temperatures are expected to peak at 70 degrees on Thursday with a low of 43.
More rain is predicted in other parts of Mohave County, especially along higher terrain where snow showers are also possible mainly above 6,000 feet, forecasters said. Precipitation amounts are expected to be light outside of the higher terrain, generally less than 0.20 inch.