-Flagstaff Unified School District has announced a two-hour delay for Wednesday morning due to the snowstorm.
There will be no early release for secondary schools in the FUSD system. Administrators will be checking road conditions in the morning to see if the delay may be changed.
Kindergarten registration for FUSD schools has been rescheduled to March 7.
11 a.m. Tuesday: Schools cancel after-school activities
On Tuesday, Northland Preparatory Academy canceled a number of after school activities because of the predicted snowfall. The following activities were cancelled: middle school girls basketball, the softball game and practice with Page and the baseball game and practice with Joy Christian.
The boys tennis game versus Basis Flagstaff was still on with the matches starting at 1:30 p.m. Track practice was still on until 5 p.m.
Any other NPA announcements will be made on the school's website, northlandprep.org
Flagstaff Unified School District canceled all after school activities Tuesday and all late buses because of the predicted snowfall. The FACTS program was open but parents were encouraged to pick up their students as early as possible.
The National Weather Service says that winds will be on the increase this afternoon ahead of the approaching low. The strongest winds are expected along and north of the Mogollon Rim, where gusts up to 50 mph are possible. This will likely cause problems for high profile vehicles traveling on Interstate 40 between Flagstaff and the New Mexico border. A Wind Advisory is in effect for this area from 11 a.m. this morning through 5 p.mm this afternoon.
Rain and snow showers associated with a cold front arrive along the western border of Yavapai and Coconino Counties around midday, before expanding eastward through Wednesday morning. Current timing of showers is as follows: Prescott area between 2 to 5 pm, Williams and Flagstaff between 4 to 6 pm, Payson between 5 to 8 pm, Winslow between 7 to 10 pm, Show Low between 8 pm and 11 pm, and the White Mountains and Window Rock between 11 pm and 2 am.
Snow levels are forecast to drop to as low as 3500 feet behind the front. Accumulating snow is forecast above 4500 feet. The general snowfall forecast is as follows: Trace to 3 inches from 4500 to 6000 feet, 3 to 7 inches above 6000 feet, locally higher amounts over the highest mountain peaks. Lesser amounts are forecast in the Little Colorado River Valley and the mountains of far northeast Arizona. Please see weather.gov/Flagstaff for your location specific forecast. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 5 pm this afternoon to 5 am Wednesday morning from the Kaibab Plateau southeast to the Eastern Mogollon Rim. In addition, a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the White Mountains region from 11 pm tonight through 11 pm Wednesday.
On Wednesday, the low fills and quickly moves into New Mexico. As a result, expect clearing from west to east with some shower activity occurring under the mid-level cold pool.
Wednesday night through Sunday will see dry weather for all through Friday morning with west southwest flow aloft. For Friday and Saturday, another trough moves over the Pacific Northwest bringing increasing southwest flow here. Confidence is still low on how much of an impact this trough will have on northern Arizona.
Following is the detailed National Weather Service forecast for Flagstaff through the weekend:
A 10 percent chance of snow showers after noon. Increasing clouds, with a high near 38. Breezy, with a south wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph.
Snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Low around 23. Southwest wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. West wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 19. West wind 7 to 10 mph.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. South southwest wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 21.
Sunny, with a high near 46.
Mostly clear, with a low around 23.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 43.
Mostly clear, with a low around 25.
Sunny, with a high near 45.