Fans sitting in the outfield cover up as rain falls at the Arizona Diamondbacks game against the Cincinnati Reds on Feb. 27, 2017, at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale.(Photo: Rob Schumacher/The Republic)
Good morning, Arizona. Here’s what you need to know to start the workday.
Rain moved into the Phoenix area Monday night, while another blast of snow hit Arizona’s high country.
The National Weather Service said the latest blast of winter moisture was expected to continue into early Tuesday before skies begin to clear later in the day.
The Weather Service was expecting a near 100 percent chance of overnight rain Monday and into early Tuesday, along with snow extending from the Flagstaff area eastward along the Mogollon Rim.
Forecasters expect the coolest high temperature of the week on Tuesday at 62 degrees.
Wednesday through Sunday will see sunny skies with low winds and high temperatures are expected to hover around 80 degrees over the weekend, according to the NWS. Evening temperatures are expected to be between the low 40’s and mid 50’s, the Weather Service said.
S. PHOENIX LOT WILL TRANSFORM INTO MEGA GARDEN
Kale, mustard greens and beets recently sprouted on a vacant swath of south Phoenix, as part of an agriculture project that goes far beyond the scope of a typical community garden.
The 18 acres on 12th Avenue and Vineyard Road are taking shape as “Spaces of Opportunity” in the shadows of houses and elementary schools. The initiative aims to turn the land into community plots and an incubator farm.
Organizers say the larger goal is proving it’s possible to sustain a neighborhood food system that respects farmers and pays them a just wage. The location is within a “food desert,” which means residents have limited access to fresh and healthy produce.
The Desert Botanical Garden is helping spearhead Spaces of