Utah winter storm warning: How much snow is expected?

The precipitation comes three weeks after spring started.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Snow falls on Salt Lake City on Saturday, March 5, 2022. Another snowstorm is expected in Utah this week.

Three weeks after spring started, the National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for northern Utah’s mountains that will last through 3 a.m. Wednesday, with snow also expected in the valleys.

The forecast calls for heavy snow in both the Wasatch Mountains and the western Uintas (1-2 feet). The forecast also calls for 3-5 inches of snow along the Wasatch Front, with more possible on the benches and in the Logan area.

Even after the winter storm warning expires, there’s a slight chance of snow on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, according to the weather service.

In Salt Lake City, where normal daytime highs are 61-62 degrees this time of year, and normal lows are 41-42, the weather service expects highs of 33, 34, 45, and 48 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, respectively. Lows will hover in the 20s until Friday, when a low of 35 degrees is forecast.

On Saturday, a high of 53 degrees with a low of 34 is expected, followed by a Sunday high of 48 and low of 36, according to the weather service.

In central and southern Utah, the mountains could see 5-10 inches of snow. Central and southern Utah valleys could see up to 2 inches.

Temperatures will tumble to a high of 55 degrees in St. George on Tuesday, about 20 degrees colder than Monday’s high.

There’s a chance of rain mixed with snow there into Tuesday morning, with little or no accumulation. Daytime highs should normalize by the weekend — with 60 degrees expected on Wednesday, 68 on Thursday, and the mid-70s expected on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.