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Winter storm to bring rain, snow to Utah this weekend; Travel impacts expected

Winter storm to bring rain, snow to Utah this weekend; Travel impacts expected

Another winter storm is on the way to Utah and will impact travel across the state this Presidents’ Day weekend.

The storm is expected to arrive around 5-6 a.m. Saturday morning with a mixture of rain and snow for the valleys and snow for the mountains. Mountain snowfall will likely intensify after 8 a.m.

FOX 13 meteorologist Allison Croghan advises to use extra caution if you are traveling for the holiday weekend and need to travel Saturday or Monday (especially along mountain routes). Four-wheel-drive, snow tires and/or chains are always a good idea, and they are even required in some of Utah’s canyons during periods of heavy snow. Please check traction laws along the routes you will be traveling.

UDOT issued a Road Weather Alert for the weekend. Click here for details.

By Sunday morning, northern Utah’s mountains can expect 6-12 inches of snow, while those in central Utah may see up to two feet.

Another storm is forecast to arrive Monday. By Tuesday, the Cottonwood Canyons are expected to receive a total of more than three feet of new snow. More storms will follow at the end of next week. A very active weather pattern that is great news for our snowpack.

For backcountry adventurers, the avalanche risk remains high this weekend. Visit utahavalanchecenter.org for tips and resources.

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Source: www.fox13now.com

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