Bundle up and breathe deep, Utah: the forecast heading toward the end of the week calls for valley rain, mountain snow and inversion- and lung-cleansing fresh air.
The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning through Friday at 5 a.m. for areas of the Wasatch Front, Wasatch Plateau and western Uintas. From Logan south through Ogden, Salt lake City, Provo, Nephi and Richfield to near Price, snow accumulations of 8-20 inches were expected the blanket the mountains. Strong winds across the westerly ridges were expected, too.
Rain and snow, in some places 2-5 inches deep or more, were expected in the valleys and on the benches within the warning area by early Friday morning.