Heavy snow expected as major winter storm approaches Utah

SALT LAKE CITY – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for most of Utah as a large, slow-moving storm promises to deliver heavy snowfall over the long holiday weekend.

The storm moves into Utah from the Pacific Northwest overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning. By Wednesday afternoon, all of Northern Utah and the western part of the state can expect snow accumulation.

The heaviest snow looks to form overnight Wednesday as a band stalls over nearly the entire I-15 corridor through at least late morning Thanksgiving. This means significant accumulations are possible with widespread impacts to travel Wednesday night and Thanksgiving day.

The snowfall continues into Saturday with accumulations ranging from 5”-10” in the valleys of Northern Utah, 8”-18” on the benches, and one to three feet of snow in the mountains.

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