SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 7, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — If you enjoy looking out your window at the falling snow, you’ll be happy to know the white stuff is expected to keep blanketing the northern Wasatch Front through Sunday afternoon.
For those who plan to go out in it, however, the National Weather Service wants everyone to be aware that a winter storm warning is in effect until 4 p.m. Sunday for the northern Wasatch Front, Cache Valley and the Wasatch Back.
Snow accumulation tonight into Sunday morning is expected to be from 4 to 8 inches across the Cache Valley, the Wasatch Back, and from Ogden northward. Areas south of Ogden will see from 1 to 3 inches of snow.
On Sunday afternoon, the snow is expected to gradually switch over to rain, with a chance of freezing rain during the transition period.
The NWS is advising anyone who will be traveling to bring a winter survival kit, including heavy blankets, clothing, extra food, water, a flashlight and batteries.
Road conditions will be hazardous throughout the area, so it’s advised to plan extra travel time.
All residents are being asked to keep fire hydrants clear of snow so hydrants will be visible and accessible in an emergency. Vehicles should be parked off-street to allow room for snowplows to clear the area.
A hazardous weather outlook is in effect for the western two-thirds of Utah and southwest Wyoming, with very cold temperatures in place across the northern valleys.
Significant snow accumulations are possible for the northern mountains and valleys closer to Idaho through Monday.
The National Weather Service is cautioning that freezing rain will threaten the southern metro area and western Utah beginning late Saturday night. A cold front will move through on Monday, with rain changing to snow or a rain-snow mix Monday evening.
Rivers may run high Sunday and Monday, and nuisance flooding is possible, especially in areas of Cache County and the Weber Basin.
For winter road conditions from the Utah Department of Transportation, click here or dial 511.