Monday’s storm won’t mean much – but a bigger storm will arrive on Thursday

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And it’s going to be a lot colder this weekend.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Snow falls near the base of Solitude Mountain Resort’s opening day on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, as Utah resorts see limited snowfall to begin with of the season. This week, a storm is expected to bring 10 to 16 inches of snow to the mountains.

A winter storm heading into Utah on Monday won’t mean much, according to the National Weather Service, but a stronger storm is expected later in the week.

The first storm will pass through northern Utah on Monday, bringing some light snow to the mountains but little, if at all, to the valleys. In Salt Lake City, there is a 20% chance of precipitation – possibly rain mixed with snow – after 11:00 a.m., and the predicted maximum is 46 hours. There is a slight chance of rain between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. and a slight chance of snow after 2 a.m., when temperatures drop to around 33.

In southern Utah, there is a 30% chance of rain Monday night through Tuesday morning, with temperatures between 60 and 50 degrees.

The good news is the air quality has improved – it’s green / good statewide and the Utah Department of Environmental Quality expects it to stay that way. over the next few days.

(National Weather Service) A winter storm will bring snow and colder temperatures to Utah on Thursday and Friday.

After a break on Tuesday and Wednesday, with a mix of sun, cloud and high pressure in the 1940s, another storm is heading into Utah on Wednesday night. Temperatures will drop to around 33 degrees overnight and there’s a 60% chance of precipitation – rain before 2 a.m., then a mixture of rain and snow – with up to half an inch of build-up possible.

On Thursday there is a 90% chance of rain and snow, and another centimeter of snow accumulation is possible. Temperatures will be in the low 40s – and that’s just a prelude to a breath of cold air from Utah. Thursday night’s low will drop to around 22 degrees, and Friday’s high won’t reach freezing – the predicted high is only 30, and more snow is possible.

And the storm will affect most of Utah. It is expected to fall 1 to 3 inches of snow in the valleys of northern Utah and 10 to 16 inches in the mountains.

There is 80% chance of rain in St. George on Thursday, gradually diminishing Thursday night. Temperatures will drop to a 1950s low on Thursday and to the mid-1940s on Friday.

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