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Flagstaff schools closed due to Arizona storm

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FLAGSTAFF, AZ (AP) -

Public schools are closed in Flagstaff as a winter storm that moved into Arizona from California began dropping snow in higher elevations and rain elsewhere.

A National Weather Service forecasts released Wednesday morning predicts up to 6 inches of snow in Flagstaff and Prescott and up to 9 inches of snow in Payson on Wednesday.

The weather service says the winter storm warning for the Flagstaff region will be in effect from until 8 p.m. Wednesday.

A winter storm warning also has been issued for late Wednesday for the Sierra Vista area of southeastern Arizona.

The Phoenix metropolitan area is expected to get up to a half-inch of rain Wednesday with temperatures in the mid-50s, about 15 degrees below average for this time of year.

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