Cold front brings rain, snow and strong winds to Utah

SALT LAKE CITY -- More winter weather is hitting Utah Tuesday, bringing heavy snow to the higher elevations and rain to the valleys.

High wind and winter storm warnings are in effect for much of Utah.

Rain showers are most likely during the afternoon and evening in the valleys, with a slight chance for thunderstorms.

Heavy mountain snow is expected Tuesday, and some mountains could see between 12 and 24 inches of snow through Thursday.

Temperatures will drop enough Tuesday night that some of the valley rain may become snow. Accumulations, if any, should be minor. However, those cold temperatures may make for slushy and wet conditions on Utah roads and create a risk of bringing down tree limbs.

Four to 12 inches are possible in mountain valleys as well as in southwest Wyoming, while valley areas may see between 1 and 3 inches of snow. Bench areas could see 3-6 inches and 6-16 are expected in the central and southern mountains.

Cold, wet weather is expected through the remainder of the work week.

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