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Snow and rain linger before temperatures start to heat up


SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Good Thursday, folks!

It’s another volatile day in northern Utah, with calm conditions and a warming trend towards the south. We still have a winter storm warning in effect for the mountains of northern Utah and southwestern Wyoming until 5 p.m. Thursday.

In this warning, we expect heavy snowfall, especially for the mountains (18-36 inches), and strong winds are also likely. This will result in periods of blowing snow. Be extremely careful if you are traveling on mountain roads. Southwestern Wyoming is expected to pick up 4 to 8 inches of snow along the length of the warning. Areas prone to blowing snow or blowing snow, including Interstate 80 NE, Sardine Summit, and Logan Canyon, could experience particularly difficult travel conditions.

In valleys and mountain valleys, some persistent showers are possible. Rain would be the type of precipitation, as a warming trend brings these daytime highs into the low to the mid-1940s along the Wasatch Front. These temperatures are slightly above average for Salt Lake this time of year, with a seasonal normal around 38 degrees.

We will see warmer temperatures persist until the end of our first work week of the year. In southern Utah, you’ll feel like you’re just a few states away. We will see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies across most of southern Utah as temperatures continue to rise. We will see over 40 with Moab returning to the low 40 as St. George enters the 50 today. Similar weather will continue through Friday, with each day being a few degrees warmer than the last. That means St. George could approach 60 by Friday. The nights will always be cool, with most falling to at least the mid-1930s.

At the end of the line ? We have an unstable Thursday for the north as this storm system dissipates, and dry and calm conditions in the south.

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Mary Cashion

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