winter weather warning, advisories posted in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY – Winter is expected to return to Utah on Tuesday after a hot and windy afternoon, and several warnings and advisories are in effect.

“The valley rain will turn to snow Tuesday evening, as the cold air comes in, producing a few inches of valley snow Wednesday morning. The highs will fall in the 1930s, with lows dipping into the teens, ”KSL meteorologist Kevin Eubank said.

A winter weather advisory will go into effect over most of the Wasatch Front, Wasatch Back, Cache Valley and parts of central and southwestern Utah at 11 p.m. Tuesday. It lasts until Wednesday 11 am.

Total snowfall amounts of 1 ″ to 4 ″ are expected along the valley floors and 3 ″ to 6 ″ along the Eastern Banks.

Meteorologists say the heaviest snowfall is expected from Tuesday evening through Tuesday evening, which will likely impact Wednesday morning journeys.

A winter storm warning goes into effect for the Utah mountains at 5 p.m. Tuesday through Wednesday morning, and higher elevations could see 10 to 20 inches of snow, along with winds of up to 50 mph.

“If you have to travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle for emergencies,” National Weather Service officials said.

The Utah Department of Transportation expects altered travel conditions along I-15 from Cedar City to the Utah-Idaho border and I-80 from Tooele to the Utah-Wyoming border.

“At least light snow on the roads will be a concern on most roads in the state except near St. George where snowfall is possible but without major impacts to the road,” officials said. the UDOT.

A strong wind warning is in effect for western Utah until 6 p.m. Tuesday, and wind gusts of nearly 70 mph were reported in Tooele County.

Westbound I-80 was temporarily closed after a semi-truck was run over by high winds a few miles west of Tooele.

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