A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 5 pm mst Sunday.

Timing: snow showers will increase across the higher elevations later today with lowering snow levels and periods of heavy snow tonight. Lighter snow is expected Sunday.

Snow levels: around 8000 feet today, lowering to 6000 feet this evening, then lowering to around 5000 feet Sunday.

Snow accumulations: 8 to 12 inches of snow is likely above 8000 feet, with 4 to 10 inches between 6500 and 8000 feet elevation. High mountain areas will have the potential for even greater amounts.

Travel conditions: dangerous winter driving conditions are anticipated with blowing snow and poor visibility.

Precautionary/preparedness actions: a winter weather advisory for snow means that periods of falling snow will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities. Plan extra time for travel.

For the latest road conditions and closures call the ADOT freeway management system at 1-888-411-7623 or visit their website.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of east central Arizona, north central Arizona, northeast Arizona and west central Arizona.

Day one, today and tonight:

A strong winter storm will affect central and northern Arizona, with poor travel conditions at the higher elevations. Winter storm warnings and advisories are in effect for heavy snow and blowing snow for many areas above 5000 feet through Sunday. A wind advisory is also in effect today for much of northeast Arizona where winds may gust as high as 55 mph.

Days two through seven, Sunday through Friday:

Periods of light to moderate snow will continue above 4000 to 5000 feet on Sunday. Improving conditions are expected early next week as the storm system moves east of the state.