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Storms expected to bring snow to northern Utah Sunday into Monday

FILE: UDOT plowing snow from Little Cottonwood Canyon. Courtesy: Utah DOT

SALT LAKE CITY — The National Weather Service says a storm arriving Sunday afternoon is expected to bring snow to mountains and valleys in northern Utah.

A winter weather advisory for Salt Lake County begins Sunday afternoon and remains in effect through Monday at 4 p.m. Sunday, the NWS said the storm is expected to hit the Wasatch Front between 3 and 4 p.m.

As of around 3 p.m., snow had begun accumulating on I-80 over Parley’s Summit.

The NWS says this is the coldest storm to hit northern Utah so far this season, and this will likely be the first time snow will accumulate in most northern Utah valleys. Between 7 and 14 inches are expected in mountainous areas, with up to 2 feet of snow possible in the Cottonwood Canyons.

Accumulating snow is expected in northern Utah valleys and in southwest Wyoming, and the NWS says areas southeast of Great Salt Lake are especially likely to see snow.

Fox 13’s Brek Bolton says the Salt Lake Valley could see between 1 and 3 inches of snow, while valley areas in Logan could see 2-4 inches and Provo can expect 1-2 inches. In Park City, 3-6 inches are expected. Accumulations may be higher on the benches.

A burst of heavy precipitation is expected to arrive Sunday afternoon, bringing snow to the mountains while valley rain will quickly change to snow. Valley roads should see slushy conditions. The precipitation is expected to taper off Sunday evening and the storm will wind down by Monday at midday, according to the NWS.

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