Rain coming; a white Christmas is possible

KINGMAN - A second storm system this week may bring snow on Christmas.

A storm system is moving in from the northwest Pacific coast, said John Salmen, meteorologist with the National Weather Service forecast office in Las Vegas.

"Moisture ahead of that system is probably going to be coming in Wednesday evening," Salmen said.

A high is expected near 44 today, with a 30-percent chance of rain mainly after 11 a.m. The day could see wind gusts as high as 21 mph.

Tonight will see a 50-percent chance of rain with a low around 38 degrees. Wind gusts could increase to 28 mph.

On Christmas Day, it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 46 degrees. Wind gusts could be as high as 44 mph.

The National Weather Service is predicting a 50-percent chance of precipitation, with snow between 2,900 and 4,000 feet Thursday evening.

Determining the snow level is tricky, Salmen said. "The Kingman area is generally going to see rain," he said.

The evening will be mostly cloudy and breezy, with a low around 30 degrees.

The probability of snow decreases on Friday, with a 30-percent chance of showers.

It will be mostly cloudy with a high near 39 degrees.

On Friday night, it will be partly cloudy, with a low around 26 degrees.

The weather will begin to clear up during the weekend, with partly sunny skies expected on Saturday and mostly sunny on Sunday.

The National Weather Service updates its forecasts at least twice a day, Salmen said. For the latest update, go to www.wrh.noaa.gov.