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Clearer skies in the weather forecast as storm moves out of Utah

Rain and snow made for a wet commute early Tuesday.

(Paighten Harkins | The Salt Lake Tribune) Major the dog stands in the snow to cool off on his way to the top of Grandeur Peak on May 9, 2021.

A storm that dumped rain and snow on much of Utah early Tuesday is headed out of the state, according to the National Weather Service.

A high pressure system will bring mostly clear and partly cloudy skies to the Salt Lake City area through Friday, the weather service tweeted Tuesday afternoon. Expect temperatures in the mid-50s on Wednesday and the low 60s on Thursday and Friday as sunny skies return. That’s normal for this time of year, when temperatures max out at 62-64 degrees.

There is no precipitation in the forecast for southern Utah. Temperatures will be in the mid-70s to about 80 in St. George through Monday. Normal high temperatures for the St. George area are between 75 and 77 degrees this time of year.

Then cool and wet weather will move in starting Saturday, with rain beginning as scattered showers in northern Utah before becoming more widespread early next week.

Rain in the valleys — mixed with snow in some areas — and snow in the mountains created traffic issues Tuesday morning.

By early Tuesday, Utah ski resorts reported several inches of snow — 10 inches at Snowbasin, 8 inches at the Canyons and Snowbird, 6.4 inches at Alta and 2 inches at Summit Park.

Salt Lake International Airport had received 0.53 inches of rain by 6 a.m.

— Tribune reporter Kolbie Peterson contributed to this story.

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