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Balmy temps are out as rain, snow due to return
First Published Mar 15 2013 06:43 am • Last Updated Mar 19 2013 01:44 pm

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, our warm weather luck is running out: A weak storm system will bring rain to northern Utah on Saturday, but a colder one on Sunday is likely bring snow and much cooler temperatures.

The National Weather Service is predicting a 20 percent chance of showers on Saturday, rising to 60 percent later that night.

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Early Sunday, a colder front could deposit up to two inches of snow on grassy surfaces from Salt Lake County northward — and even more on benches — although roads should see little accumulation. Northern mountains could see 5 to 10 inches of snow, the weather service said.

The chance of precipitation is 80 percent on Sunday, and the expected high is 45 degrees, well below Saturday’s predicted high of 61.

The predicted low temperature for Sunday and Monday is a chilly 33 and 35 degrees, respectively.

The storm will move out quickly, with skies clearing on Monday, but temperatures will be slow to recover. Monday’s high in Salt Lake City is predicted at 51 degrees, rising to 57 on Tuesday and 59 on Wednesday. But another system moving in that evening will bring a chance of rain and snow showers through Friday.

St. George in Utah’s southwest corner will remain sunny or partly cloudy through the weekend, with highs in the low 70s, and lows in the 40s. But the Wednesday storm system could result in a few showers there, and the high by Friday is expected to drop to the mid-60s.

In Utah’s other southern corner, there’s a slight chance of showers in Moab on Saturday, followed by mostly sunny skies on Sunday and a possibility of wind gusts as high as 40 mph. The predicted high is 62, followed by 55 degrees on Monday.

Eastern Utah will be partly cloudy through the weekend with highs around 50 degrees, and gusty winds.

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