Winter's grip on northern Utah tightened Friday, ushering in the first of a series of storms expected to dump several feet of snow on the region's mountains.
While 2-3 feet of fresh snowfall was expected to accumulate through the weekend along the high elevations of the southern Wasatch Front, Wasatch Plateau and Uintas, 1-3 inches were forecast for the valleys. As Friday dawned, snow was already falling heavily in several mountain locations.
The National Weather Service's Winter Storm Warning was in effect through 5 p.m. Monday. There will be breaks of a few hours' duration over the next few days when snowfall abates, but heavy snowfall was expected otherwise Saturday morning through Sunday.