Nearly all of Utah under winter storm warning or winter weather advisory

Posted at 8:23 PM, Dec 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-08 00:48:42-05

UTAH -- The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning and a winter weather advisory, and nearly all of Utah falls under one of the two weather alerts until Sunday.

FOX 13 Meteorologist Brett Benson said part of the reason for the warning and advisory is that even small amounts of snowfall are likely to stick to roadways due to expected extremely cold temperatures.

The winter storm warning applies to about two-thirds of the state. As of 2:28 p.m. Saturday, it is expected to remain in effect through noon Sunday. Accumulations of snow between 1 and 4 inches are predicted. Click here for specific details about the storm warning from the NWS.

The other portion of the state, eastern Utah, is under a winter weather advisory that, as of 2:2:30 Saturday, is expected to remain in effect until 5 a.m. Sunday Snow accumulations between 4 and 8 inches are expected. Click here for specific details about the winter weather advisory.

Utahns are advised to avoid unnecessary travel, as snow is likely to accumulate on roads throughout the day.

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