Strong winds, with gusts up to 50 mph, are expected to hit parts of northern Utah beginning Monday night and continuing through Wednesday.
According to the National Weather Service, the strongest winds are expected near Centerville, Farmington, Weber Canyon and canyons near Brigham City and Logan — but downslope winds may affect the entire area from North Salt Lake to Tremonton.
Strong crosswinds will affect traffic on Interstate 15 and U.S. 89 throughout that area, and residents are advised to secure outdoor furniture, trampolines and any other objects that could become airborne. The gusty winds are expected to continue through Wednesday morning.
The wind will blow new snow accumulations around. Snow is expected in northern and central Utah mountains from Tuesday night through Thursday afternoon. Winter driving conditions are expected, and there could be traction law restrictions in some areas.
And there may be snow in the valleys as well. According to the NWS, there’s a chance of snow and rain in Salt Lake City through the end of the week — 30% on Tuesday, 60% on Tuesday night, 80% on Wednesday, 50% on Wednesday night, 80% on Thursday, and then a slight chance of precipitation on Friday and Saturday.
On Tuesday night, the National Weather Service put a winter weather advisory in place for the western Uinta Mountains for Wednesday in anticipation of high winds and potentially slippery roads.
Expect a high of 50 on Monday, 57 on Tuesday, 51 on Wednesday, 47 on Thursday, 51 on Friday and 56 on Saturday, with lows in the mid-30s.
There’s no precipitation in the forecast for southern Utah, but temperatures will dip a bit. After a high of 70 on Monday, the forecast calls for 68 on Tuesday, 59 on Wednesday, 60 on Thursday, 64 on Friday and 65 on Saturday, with lows in the 40s.