Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Central to Eastern Arizona, Prescott, Payson, and the Rim for March 8, 2024


Arizona Weather Force has issued a Thunderstorm Watch for the following areas for Friday, March 8th, 2024:  Mogollon Rim from Prescott, Flagstaff, Payson, Show Low, southward through Gila, Safford, and Clifton forecast areas, and as far west as the eastern part of Maricopa County from Rio Verde to Fountain Hills.

The back end of a storm system that has successfully moved through the forecast area will be present during the watch period.  Thunderstorms are expected to form in the early afternoon hours, and last into the evening hours.  The highest concentration of them will be on the rim through the I-17 corridor west of Payson, east into Payson, and through the Show Low forecast zones, or along the rim.

Storms could produce hail, wind, heavy rain, and funnels within the watch area.  Where it snows, thundersnow is also going to be possible.

– Raiden Storm –

Master General Meteorologist – is the Owner and CEO of AZWF, a consulting meteorologist with over 26 years’ experience for over 50 companies, including energy, agriculture, aviation, marine, leisure, and many more areas. He has certs from Mississippi State for broadcast met and Penn State forecasting certs MET 101, 241, 341 and 361 as a meteorologist, but before then was completely self-taught, barely learning a thing from the schools that he did not already know.

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