An approaching cold front and accompanying strong winds prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the western two-thirds of Utah.
The advisory, which runs into early next week, comes ahead of a storm system expected to settle over the region late Tuesday. Valley rain showers and heavy mountain snowfall was predicted into early Wednesday evening.
The northern Utah valleys and mountain corridors of the Cache, Ogden and Salt Lake valleys were bracing for the brunt of the wet weather.
The Wasatch Front looked for highs Wednesday in the upper-40s, meaning any snow that does manage to mix in with the rain will soon melt. Gusting winds of 15-25 mph, along with thunder and lightning, also were expected to slap the region.