Wimpy winter storm is on its way to Utah

Some areas may get snow.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) A hazy view of the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City on Monday, Dec. 20, 2021. Haze is expected to build again this week.

A storm that will move through Utah on Tuesday won’t do much other than drop temperatures a bit in some areas.

It’s not expected to drop much snow, according to the National Weather Service. Northern Utah mountains may get 1-3 inches, but the valleys will see only a dusting. There could be a few flurries on Tuesday morning, but little or no accumulation is expected.

As the front moves south, it will bring gusty canyon winds to the Wasatch Front and Washington County.

In Salt Lake City, there’s a 20-30% chance of snow until about 8 a.m. Tuesday. Temperatures may fall a couple of degrees — from a high of 40 on Monday to 38 on Tuesday. Temperatures will remain in the high 30s/low 40s on Wednesday and Thursday, then rise to the mid-40s on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with overnight lows in the low to mid-20s. After clouds on Tuesday morning, expect sunny skies through Sunday.

It’ll be considerably colder in other parts of the state. In Logan, the forecast calls for overnight lows in the single digits through Friday. Daytime highs will be in the upper 20s and low 30s. There’s a strong inversion in Logan — the forecast is pretty much the same for Park City, where the elevation is about 2,500 feet higher than Logan.

The Monday-Tuesday storm won’t do much to affect air quality. According to the Utah Division of Air Quality, air quality will be yellow/moderate Tuesday in Salt Lake, Cache, Davis, Tooele, Utah and Weber/Box Elder counties. And the haze is expected to build through the weekend.

The air quality is better in southern Utah — the forecast is green/good in Washington County on Tuesday. St. George residents can expect daytime highs in the 50s and overnight lows in the upper 20s and low 30s through Sunday.

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