SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) — Happy Sunday, Utah! Mostly clear skies and above normal temperatures are in place this morning as strong southerly flow remains.

The pattern will begin to change this afternoon as moisture is introduced into the state ahead of a strong cold front. We’ll see cloud cover increase this afternoon and evening with a chance of isolated showers. Highs today will reach the upper 60s along the Wasatch Front with similar temperatures for St. George, a high of 70 degrees is forecast. A trough of low pressure will move east into the state tonight with widespread impacts into Monday. 

As the storm system moves into the state through Monday, expect widespread rain in the valleys Sunday night with mountain snowfall. Showers will become more scattered on Monday behind the cold front with snow levels generally above 6,000 feet throughout the storm cycle. Snowfall amounts of 4-8″ are expected along most mountain ranges with the Upper Cottonwoods seeing 8-12″. Most northern mountain valleys will see rain initially, but as colder air moves in on Monday, 1-3″ are expected. The northern valleys will see a good amount of rainfall with this system, anywhere from 0.25-0.50″ is expected. Now would be a great time to fertilize the lawn, if you haven’t already. Temperatures will drop back down below average on Monday with daytime highs in the 40s and low 50s for northern Utah. In southern Utah, highs mainly in the 50s and 60s are expected. 

Wrap-around moisture from the exiting system will linger in the region late Monday night into Tuesday morning with improving conditions statewide Tuesday afternoon. Temperatures will rebound to near seasonal averages Tuesday afternoon with continued warming in southern Utah throughout the week. In northern Utah, a weak system will graze the far northernmost portion of the state and keep partly to mostly cloudy skies in place. There’s a slight chance of an isolated shower on Wednesday as the storm passes, otherwise, little impacts are expected. Partly cloudy skies will remain over northern Utah through the end of the week with a gradual warmup to the upper 60s and low 70s into the weekend.  

Bottom line?! A strong spring storm will blow into the state tonight through Monday, widespread valley rain and mountain snowfall expected. 

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