Storm lighter than expected, but still produced


SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4) – Well, we were hoping that the atmospheric river would give us a great wash of humidity, but unfortunately it left us feeling a bit hungry.

Mother Nature can be a bit capricious like that. But we still had some decent rain and snowfall with the storm – and the good news is that there’s still quite a bit before it leaves us on Sunday evening. The even better news is that we have another system coming and things are looking good for better totals.

Sunday will see a mostly calm and cool day in the state. Northern Utah still has a chance for rain and snow, but totals could be quite light. Clouds will hang around the area most of the day and we’ll just have to see how it goes. Temperatures in the north will be in the upper 40s and lower 50s, so any moisture will be in the form of rain, except in the higher elevations where we may still see some more snow. Southern Utah will see temperatures in the 50s and 60s with drier conditions.

Monday will bring the start of the next system. It will start with strong winds that will force their way through the west side of the state. A high wind watch will be in place all day and we may see gusts up to 65 miles per hour. The main wind thrust will be south of I-80, but anyone planning to travel west should be prepared for 30-40 mph winds. This wind will welcome the next system entering Utah.

Monday evening is the first chance of rain with the arrival of our new storm front. But by Tuesday it will be fully in effect and will likely last a few days. We’re tracking that now and will get a better idea of ​​the totals, but expect it to bring us some nice amounts of moisture through Thursday.

Take away food ? The storm was weaker than expected, but we have another coming.

Stay ahead of any weather coming to our state.


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