Winter storm, colder weather headed to Utah this week

Salt Lake City’s expected high on Friday is 30 degrees.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Snow is made near the base of Solitude Mountain Resort opening day on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, as Utah resorts see limited snow accumulation for the start of the season. This week, a storm is expected to bring 10-16 inches of snow to the mountains.

A winter storm is headed to Utah late Wednesday, bringing colder temperatures and the possibility of precipitation through Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the weather in Salt Lake City should hover around the upper 40s, with a mix of sun and clouds expected.

But temperatures will fall to about 33 degrees overnight Wednesday with a 60% chance of precipitation — rain before 2 a.m., then a mix of rain and snow.

On Thursday, there’s a 90% chance of rain and snow in Salt Lake City, and about an inch of snow accumulation is possible.

Temperatures that day will be in the low 40s — and that’s just a prelude to a blast of cold air coming. The overnight low in Salt Lake City on Thursday will drop to about 22 degrees, and Friday’s expected high is just 30 degrees, with more snow possible.

The storm is expected to affect most of Utah. About 1-3 inches of snow is expected to drop in northern Utah valleys, while 10-16 inches is expected in the mountains.

In St. George on Thursday, there’s an 80% chance of rain, which will taper off in the evening. Temperatures will fall to the low 50s on Thursday and the mid-40s on Friday.

(National Weather Service) A winter storm will bring snow and colder temperatures to Utah on Thursday and Friday.