We have an active day ahead! Unstable conditions will result in wet weather in parts of northern and central Utah.
The Winter Weather Alert has been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning for the Wasatch Mountains, Bear River Valley, and Owentas. The Winter Storm Warning is now in effect until Thursday at 5 p.m. Heavy snow is expected, and during heavy snow windows, wind gusts can reach 50mph, which means snow gusts will complicate travel on all mountain roads. Areas prone to snowfall or drift, including NE Interstate 80, Sardine Summit, and Logan Canyon, can experience some particularly challenging travel conditions.
Canyons Cottonwood will also see a significant impact on travel, so expect winter driving conditions with snow-covered roads, reduced visibility and impacts until Wednesday morning as you navigate the canyons.
The northern mountain valleys of Utah remain under a Winter Weather Alert which has also been expanded to include parts of central Utah and the Central Mountains.
The winter weather bulletin remains in effect until early Thursday morning and includes the Cache Valley, Wasatch Back, Wasatch Plateau, Book Cliffs, and Central Mountains.
Logan, Hunstville, Park City and Heber will have mobility issues Wednesday morning with winter driving conditions, including snow on the roads and poor visibility.
These areas can see 4-8 inches overnight, but in total 6-12 inches by Thursday morning. In central Utah, areas like Schofield, Indian Canyon, Cove Fort, Fish Lake, and Joes Valley will see 8 to 16 inches of snow through Thursday morning, with gale-force winds creating slick snow and difficult travel. Please be careful on the roads in the above mentioned areas.
While the Wasatch Front was not included in the advisory, wet weather will be a possibility for the rest of northern Utah. But the hard part is the temperatures.
In the next few days we'll likely find highs in the upper 30s and lows of the 40s along the Wasatch Front which could lead to a mix of rain and snow, but depending on when the humidity is here, straight snow will be possible down the South Wasatch Front.
At this point, straight snow is likely from Ogden to the north while we may see times of mixed rainfall in Salt Lake and Utah Valleys. If backlogs occur in the valley, you are most likely to be on the east side of Interstate 15.
In southern Utah, dry conditions will continue as highs will range into the 40s and 50s. By Friday, St. George's highest altitude could run at 60 degrees!
minimum?A chaotic morning on mountain roads, with a dirty Wednesday for the northern half of the state. It's drier and calmer in the south.
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