Colder weather coming to the area

KINGMAN – Windy and cooler weather is on the way with a strong storm system originating from the Gulf of Alaska to kick off the fall season, the National Weather Service reported Thursday.

It’s expected to bring strong wind gusts of 40-50 mph, and temperatures 10 to 20 degrees below normal today and through the weekend.

After reaching a high of 80 Thursday, temperatures are forecast to drop to 75 Friday and an overnight low of 44.

Strong winds will result in pockets of blowing dust and sand, as well as hazardous crosswinds. There’s no chance of rain in northwest Arizona, according to the forecast.

A few showers may develop across the southern Great Basin, and the first freeze warning was issued for Beatty and Tonopah, Nevada, and over to Bishop, California.