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Overnight snowstorm to impact Wasatch Front morning commute

First Published Feb 03 2014 06:12 am • Last Updated Feb 03 2014 10:53 pm

The first of two storms coming to Utah this week will bring light snow that is expected to impact the Tuesday morning commute along the Wasatch Front.

The storm, which is expected to arrive in northern Utah on Monday afternoon, picking up into the evening hours and lasting through Tuesday morning, will dump about 1 to 3 inches in the valleys and 6 to 12 inches in the mountains, according to the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City. Central and Southern Utah can expect at least slightly smaller amounts.

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A second, potentially stronger storm hits the state late Thursday into Friday, according to the weather service.

The weather service forecasts highs of about 30 degrees on Tuesday, dipping into the teens at night.

As for Southern Utah, the weather service forecasts highs in the 40s for Tuesday, with lows around 28 degrees Tuesday night.

The storm moves out by Tuesday morning and is expected to leave behind clear skies. The air quality is currently healthy statewide, according to the Utah Division of Air Quality, which forecasts the same for Tuesday.

There is a moderate chance Tuesday for avalanches in the Uintas, Salt Lake, Ogden, Provo and Moab-area mountains, according to the Utah Avalanche Center, with the risk for slides becoming considerable in the Logan-area mountains.

For more extensive forecast information, visit the Tribune’s weather page at sltrib.com/weather.


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