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(Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune) Tubers take a conveyer belt up the hill at Gorgoza Park in Summit County, Utah Tuesday, February 18, 2014.
Utah forecast: Windy cold front due late Tuesday will bring rain, snow
Hazardous Weather Outlook » A wet week ahead for western two-thirds of state.
First Published Feb 18 2014 06:42 am • Last Updated Feb 18 2014 08:16 pm

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.

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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.

Southern Utah will escape the precipitation but not the wind. While highs on Wednesday were to rise into the upper-60s, winds of 10-25 mph also were on tap.

The mountains above Logan, Ogden, Salt Lake City and Provo, as well as the Skyline district and the Uintas, all earned "high" avalanche risk grades. The risk was rated at "considerable" in southeastern Utah’s Moab-area mountains.

The Utah Division of Air Quality graded breathability for all areas of the state as "green," or healthy, through the mid-week.

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


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