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Utah forecast: Warmer and wet weekend for Wasatch Front

Published April 19, 2013 9:04 am

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Northern Utah is in for a warmer but still wet weekend, while the southern reaches of the state anticipated balmy and sunny conditions.

High temperatures Saturday along the Wasatch Front were forecast to range into the mid-50s after a spell of morning rain showers. In Utah Dixie, the mercury was to soar into the mid-70s under mostly clear skies.

The northwest quarter of the state and a good portion of southeastern Utah dawned Friday under a Hard Freeze Warning, but that National Weather Service advisory expired at 9 a.m. Overnight lows this weekend were forecast to be in the 40s in the north and 50s in the south.

The Utah Division of Air Quality rated breathability statewide at "Green," or healthy throughout the weekend.

Salt Lake City's looked for a high of 56 on Saturday, down slightly from Friday's forecast for 58 degrees; Ogden expected 53 and 54 degrees, respectively; Provo 57 and 58; Logan 51s; Wendover 57 and 56; Duchesne 54 and 47; Cedar City 60 and 58; St. George 76 and 72; and Moab 65 and 60 degrees.

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Twitter: @remims Areas of Mountain Road Snow •

Friday Night:

For Northern Utah:

For US-89

1.) US-89 over Logan Summit (east of Logan) will see periods of road snow under snow showers between 7 P.M. Friday and 9 A.M. Saturday.

2.) US-89 over Sardine Summit (east of Brigham City) will see periods of road slush/snow under snow showers between 9 P.M. Friday and 8 A.M. Saturday.

For I-80

1.) Periods of road slush/snow will impact I-80 over Parley's Summit (east of Salt Lake) between 11 P.M. Friday and 8 A.M. Saturday.

For SR-92

1.) Periods of road slush/snow will impact SR-92 over American Fork Canyon between 11 P.M. Friday and 8 A.M. Saturday.

For US-40

1.) Periods of road slush will impact US-40 Mayflower Summit (just south of the I-80 Jct.) between 11 P.M. Friday and 8 A.M. Saturday.

2.) Periods of road snow will impact US-40 over Daniels Summit and through the Strawberry Reservoir area (south of Heber) between 1 A.M. and 8 A.M. Saturday. This area will run wet under any remaining snow showers Saturday afternoon.

For US-191

1.) Periods of road snow will impact US-191 over US-191 Summit (north of Vernal) and SR-44 over SR-44 Summit (south of Manila) between 8 P.M. Friday and 8 A.M. Saturday.

2.) Periods of road snow, heavy at times, will impact US-191 over Indian Canyon Summit (south of Duchesne) between 1 A.M. and 8 A.M. Saturday.

For US-6

1.) US-6 over Soldier's Summit will see periods of road slush/snow under snow showers between 1 A.M. and 8 A.M. Saturday.

For SR-31

1.) SR-31 over SR-31 Summit will see periods of road snow between 12 A.M. and 8 A.M. Saturday.

For Mountain Routes

1.) Periods of road snow will impact SR-39 (east of Huntsville), SR-158 to Powder Mountain (north of Eden), SR-226 to Snowbasin, Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons (just east of the Salt Lake Valley) and SR-167 (Trapper's Loop) between 10 P.M. Friday and 9 A.M. Saturday.

2.) Areas of road snow, will impact SR-150 and SR-35 (south and east of Kamas) between 1 A.M. and 8 A.M. Saturday.

— Source: Utah Department of Transportation