Snow expected to blanket northern Utah valleys Saturday
A storm system will painted much of northern Utah a fresh coat of white Saturday.
The National Weather Service says many valley locations received a couple inches of new snow, although bench areas got the bulk of the valley accumulation. South of Davis County saw mostly rain in the valley.
The snow, at times heavy, will continue to pepper northern Utah throughout the evening before dying down, said NWS meteorologist Christine Kruse, with between 1 to 3 inches.
Strong winds were expected at higher elevations and NWS cautions that travel conditions could be perilous. As of 1:30 p.m., Utah Highway Patrol had reported a few minor slideoffs but no major accidents.
Earlier Saturday, UDOT said routes in Cache Valley will have slush and road snow through 11 p.m. Otherwise, most valley roads will see mostly slush.
The Utah Avalanche Center listed risk of a snowslide as "considerable" in Salt Lake and Logan and "moderate" in the Uintas.
The southern half of the state is expected to remain dry, but forecasters predicted winds in excess of 50 mph through the western Uinta Basin and on State Route 10 between Price and Interstate 70’s Fremont Junction.
Snow showers are expected to dissipate late Sunday morning, and high pressure should bring warmer temperatures through Tuesday. Looking further ahead, there may be some light precipitation later in the week.
Salt Lake City has a high of 42 and a low of 33. Other forecasts: Provo 43/29, Ogden 40/28, Logan 38/27, St. George 64/39, Cedar City 48/30 and Green River 50/25.