Utah weekend forecast: Cold in north, with snow; warm in south
By Bob Mims
The Salt Lake TribuneFirst published Dec 07 2012 07:30AM
A chilly, breezy and snowy weekend was forecast for northern Utah.
The National Weather Service predicted that high temperatures Saturday would struggle to climb into the upper-30s, just a few degrees warmer than the overnight lows for the region. Snow in the mountains and valleys of the Wasatch Front were expected Saturday morning through the afternoon and evening.
However, southern Utahns were expecting to escape the cooling trend. Indeed, high temperatures Saturday were actually predicted to range into the mid-60s, up a few degrees from Friday’s forecast.
The Utah Avalanche Center listed all of the state’s mountain slopes at "moderate" for the risk of dangerous snow slides.
Meanwhile, the Utah Division of Air Quality was counting on the weekend’s storm activity improving breathability throughout the state. Salt Lake and Davis counties, which had a "Red," or unhealthy air quality ratings Friday, were given a tentative "Green," or healthy rating for Saturday. Weber, Tooele, Cache and Utah counties also were "Green" for Saturday.
Salt Lake City’s high temperature for Saturday was pegged at 38, down from Friday’s forecast for 46 degrees; Ogden looked for 36 and 44, respectively; Provo 42 and 48; Logan 33 and 40; Wendover 37 and 39; Duchesne 39 and 43; Cedar City 53 and 52; St. George 64 and 63; and Moab 51 and 52 degrees.