Most Utahns can look forward to a beautiful autumn weekend, the kind perfect for taking in the changing colors of the mountains and high deserts.
But such opportunities won't last for long. Colder weather is creeping in with overnight temperatures near or below freezing along the Wasatch Front.
The National Weather Service, in a foretaste of what is to come as fall nears winter, put a stretch of southeastern Utah from Green River through Moab to the Colorado border under a Freeze Watch. The advisory, which was to kick in late Friday night and lasts through Saturday morning, recommends turning off outdoor water service and disconnecting coolers ahead of low temperatures expected to be in the upper-20s.