SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Hey there, Utah! It’s a soggy start to Monday as a low-pressure system is rotating through the Beehive State. Valley rain and mountain snowfall will continue throughout the day with fairly widespread rain along the Wasatch Front this morning becoming more scattered into the afternoon. 

Bottom Line?! Abundant moisture moving through the state today will keep valley rain and mountain snow in the forecast into early Tuesday morning. 

Showers will focus mainly on northern and central Utah throughout the day with our mountain ranges seeing heavy snowfall into the evening hours.  Highs today will be much cooler with the system moving through, temperatures in the upper 40s are expected for the Wasatch Front and a high of 70 degrees is forecast for St. George with isolated showers mainly before noon. Breezy winds will remain statewide.  

Heavy mountain snowfall for much of the state with winter weather advisories issued for the mountains south of I-80 into southern Utah.  The advisories will run through 9 p.m. this evening with the heaviest snowfall along some of the northern and central mountains.

The Wasatch Mountains are forecast to pick up 8-16″ of snowfall, south of I-80, with the Upper Cottonwoods seeing 20″ plus. Other areas like the Central Mountains could see 6-12″ with isolated amounts up to 15″, the Wasatch Plateau/Western Uintas are expecting 5-10″, and the Southern Mountains will likely see 5-10″ of snowfall as well.

Snow levels will fluctuate between 6,000 and 7,500 feet with the lower levels occurring early Monday morning, rising levels into the afternoon.  Our mountain valleys of northern Utah will see mixed precipitation at times with a few inches of snowfall possible. 

As for the valleys, healthy rainfall is expected with this system with much of the Wasatch Front capable of seeing 0.50-1.00″ with locally higher amounts possible. Temperatures will be coolest on Monday with the passing system but will rebound quickly to near seasonal temperatures by Tuesday afternoon.

A drier and calmer stretch of weather will then take over with the exception of a weak trough grazing northern Utah on Wednesday.  This will bring partly cloudy skies up north with a slight chance of a shower for the valleys, the best chances will be over the higher terrain. A gradual warmup will then take shape into the weekend with fairly quiet skies expected.

Stay tuned. 

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