It’s nearly spring in Utah, and the weather is about to make a sudden U-turn. After another unseasonably warm day Monday, temperatures will plunge Tuesday as a storm moves into the northern half of the state, according to the National Weather Service.
And, on Wednesday, the storm will move into the southern half of Utah.
The Salt Lake City area can expect highs in the mid-60s on Monday. It will get breezy after 2 p.m., with blowing dust, and a storm will blow in Monday evening. There’s a 40% chance of rain from 8 to 11 p.m. and snow after 11 p.m. as the temperature dips to 32 degrees. Less than an inch of accumulation is expected.
The chance of on-and-off snow will continue through the end of the workweek — 30% Tuesday, 50% Tuesday night, 30% Wednesday, 20% Wednesday night, 40% Thursday, and a slight chance Friday. The greatest chance of accumulation is Tuesday night into Wednesday, when there could be 1 to 2 inches and “occasional winter driving conditions” will be possible across parts of northern and central Utah, according to the weather service.
The forecast calls for daytime highs in the low 40s and overnight lows in the upper 20s through Friday. Sunny skies will return Saturday and Sunday, with highs in the upper 40s.
Lower temperatures and precipitation are also headed for southern Utah. St. George can expect a high of 72 on Monday, falling to 61 on Tuesday. On Wednesday, that drops to 51 with a 30% chance of rain or snow during the day, rising to 50% overnight. Accumulation of less than half an inch is expected.
There’s a slight chance of rain or snow through Friday, with daytime highs in the high 40s and low 50s and overnight lows in the mid-30s. The sun returns and temperatures rise to about 60 on Saturday and Sunday.