Fast storm expected in northern Utah on Sunday

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Expect travel difficulties on mountain roads until early afternoon.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Snow falls in Salt Lake City on Saturday, March 5, 2022. Snow is expected in the mountains on Sunday.

A fast-moving storm will cross northern Utah on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service, bringing a risk of rain to the valleys and snow to the mountains.

Utahans can expect difficulty traveling on mountain roads from late morning to early afternoon, when the weather service forecasts the heaviest rainfall.

The weather service is forecasting 4 to 8 inches of snow in the mountains of northern Utah, with moderate snowfall through late evening. Possible slight accumulations are expected in the valleys, the forecast indicates.

(Courtesy of the National Weather Service) A storm is expected to move through northern Utah on Sunday.

According to the Utah Avalanche Center, there is also “considerable” avalanche danger on the Wasatch Front, the Western Uinta Mountains and on the Manti-Skyline Plateau in central Utah. Man-triggered avalanches of 2 to 3 feet are likely until 6 a.m. Monday. This does not include ski areas and highways.

On Saturday, a skier was hospitalized after two avalanches hit Big Cottonwood Canyon, one in the Silver Fork area and the other near Mats Basin.

Forecasts next week point to a high of 40 Monday in Salt Lake City, 48 Tuesday — with rain and snow overnight — and 41 Wednesday, with a 30 percent chance of snow, the weather service said.

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