Cold temps, mostly clear skies for weekend

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SALT LAKE CITY — About 2-5 inches of snow fell in the Salt Lake Valley overnight, according to the National Weather Service at the Salt Lake City International Airport.

While snow has stopped, showers are expected in the mountains.

With clear skies Saturday, haze will quickly return Sunday, said meteorologist Mike Seaman.  But the inversion is not expected to last.

Seaman said the inversion should be kicked out by Tuesday or Wednesday when another storm starts making its way into the state.

“As long as we have these regular storms we’re fine,” he said. “It’s when we don’t get the storm systems is when we’re in trouble.”

The air quality is expected to be good for Saturday and Sunday, according to the Utah Department of Environmental Quality. There are no restrictions for residents over the weekend.

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Temperatures for Saturday and Sunday along the Wasatch Front are expected to stay in the 20s for highs.

The lows Saturday will be 10-15 degrees while lows Sunday will be 5-10.

“It’s January weather,” Seaman said.

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