Utah forecast: Wet in north late Saturday, sunny in the south
Published: February 17, 2012 06:34AM
Updated: February 17, 2012 06:35AM

Saturday was to dawn partly cloudy, with afternoon winds of 10-20 mph ushering in a wet evening across northern Utah.

Down south, though, the National Weather Service predicted a cloudy morning would give way to sunshine with temperatures climbing toward a balmy 60 degrees.

The potential for dangerous snow slides going into the weekend was varied. The Utah Avalanche Center ranked the western Uintas as the most serious, giving that region’s slopes an “orange,” or considerable risk rating. The Logan, Ogden, Salt Lake City, Provo and Moab districts earned “yellow” or considerable avalanche risk grades.

Air quality statewide was rated at “green,” or satisfactory, according to the Utah Division of Environmental Quality.

Salt Lake City looked for a high temperature Saturday of 49 degrees, following the 45 degrees forecast for Friday; Ogden looked for 45 and 43 degrees, respectively; Provo 48 and 45; Logan 43 and 40; Duchesne 42s; Cedar City 47 and 42; St. George 58 and 56; and Moab 53 and 51 degrees.

remims@sltrib.com