Winter weather to impact portions of the weekend in Northern and Central Utah
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah- (ABC 4 News) – Winter weather will affect part of the weekend in northern and central Utah. A strong cold front pulls through the state into Saturday, with gusty winds in front and behind, and cold air with a moist NW river brings snow showers. On Saturday morning the third and final wave rolls through and with much colder air the snow can spread further over northern Utah.
* UPDATE * The winter weather recommendation has been expanded to include Northern Wasatch Front & Central Mtns. Northern Wasatch Front will see 1-4 “valleys along I-15, with banks expecting 4-8”. Ogden Valley will see high totals in the 5-10 “range. @ Abc4utah #utwx #snow pic.twitter.com/1UaaGAuxew
– Alana Brophy (@AlanaBrophyNews) February 26, 2021
This last wave of our storm will bring the chance for snow to build up in the valley and mountains. Aggregations are likely at valley locations, including I-15 along the northern Wasatch Front, ranging from 1 to 4 inches depending on location and elevation. Banks and mountain valleys will see a range of 3 to 8 inches with the highest amounts in the Ogden Valleys. All northern mountainous locations should take up 8 to 18 inches with the highest amounts expected in the upper poplars.
The winter storm appears to be bringing another round of snow to northern Utah
A “winter weather report” issued by the National Weather Service covers the northern and central mountains, the western Uintas and the Wasatch mountain valleys. The notice has been extended to include the northern Wasatch Front. The accumulation of snow brings valley totals between 1 and 4 inches, with banks expecting 4 to 8 inches, mountain valleys facing 3 to 7 inches, and our mountains between 8 and 18 inches.
Lake improvement from the Great Salt Lake is expected early Saturday and Sunday morning for various locations across the Wasatch Front. This would increase the amount of snow along the east banks and in the cottonwoods. Traveling on Saturday mornings can be difficult at times, especially on untreated roads, banks, and mountain passes. Plan for winter driving conditions.
This storm will leave the east on Saturday night, leaving snow showers over parts of northern and central Utah. A few inches is possible in the northern valleys of San Pete as well as along the I-15 corridor to Nephi. Gusty canyon winds are expected to return to the canyons around St. George and Washington Counties on Sunday, which could result in windy journeys between Cedar City and St. George.