SALT LAKE CITY — The National Weather Service said rain starting this afternoon will transition to snow this evening. A meteorologist said northern Utah’s weather will be quite interesting for the next few hours.
Monica Traphagan, lead meteorologist at the National Weather Service spoke to Jeff Caplan’s Afternoon News about Utah’s incoming weather.
“It’s going to be quite an interesting storm system,” Traphagan said.
Caplan mentioned the dust and wind blowing in Provo. Traphagan said those winds were caused by some showers that will continue into the rest of the afternoon.
Gusts of winds are even stronger in southern Utah. Traphagan notes that Cedar City had gusts of wind up to 70 miles an hour.
As the cold front makes its way into northern Utah, it’ll bring some heavy snow into the mountains, according to Traphagan.
Traphagan advised people to avoid traveling in northern Utah’s mountains and said the area would experience winter driving conditions.
In the valley, the storm will start with rain but eventually transition into snow.
For those worried about their morning commute, Traphagan said she didn’t expect much impact on the roadways. She noted there would probably be an inch or two of snow sticking to grassy areas but said she doubted snow would stick to the roads.
But the mountains, KSL Meteorologist Grant Weyman said, could see one to two feet of snow.
“It’s going to be wintery, no doubt, the next couple of days. But very very thankful to get this kind of snow up in our mountains which will certainly benefit our reservoirs and of course help with our snowpack,” Weyman said.
Most of the precipitation, according to Traphagan, will be light or gone by the morning commute.
Showers will continue tomorrow in higher terrain, and Traphagan forecasted it would last into Wednesday.