A winter weather advisory is in effect for Utah and Salt Lake Valleys

A winter weather advisory is in effect for Utah and Salt Lake Valleys

Salt Lake City – A winter weather warning has been issued for parts of the Wasatch Front, and police are urging drivers to slow down or delay travel, if possible, as falling snow creates hazardous driving conditions Wednesday morning.

The National Weather Service issued a warning for the Salt Lake and Utah valleys at 2 a.m. and raised the current alert level for the northern Utah mountains to a winter storm warning. These alerts last until 11 a.m

Drivers will see snow on their morning commutes with heavy snow falling from Ogden northward, KSL meteorologist Matt Johnson said. Cold temperatures overnight mean light snow on the roads this morning.

The snow will begin to change to a mix of rain and snow from Salt Lake City southward around 9 a.m. with snow continuing to be seen in Ogden and points north.

β€œToday’s storm will start out as snow thanks to cold valley ponds that will help keep the precipitation type on the cold side,” Johnson said. β€œAs the day progresses, temperatures will warm up a bit, and this will help support rain and snow.”

The northern Utah mountains will pick up 6-12 inches of snow with the Cottonwoods getting 8-16+ inches. Logan and Ogden will see about 3 inches with Salt Lake to Provo seeing an impact of up to an inch.

Some mountain snow showers will continue into Thursday morning, but drier conditions are expected for most of Thursday as another high-pressure system moves in from the southwest.

School delays

The Ogden School District will be delayed by two hours Wednesday morning. β€œHalf-day programs will be cancelled. Evening half-day programs have no change. Please travel carefully,” the district said.

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