Weather whiplash in store for weekend

Posted at 8:31 AM, Jan 11, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-11 10:31:33-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Unusually warm temperatures Saturday will be short-lived as another cold front sweeps through the Salt Lake Valley overnight.

Saturday’s forecast is expected to be 50 degrees. Wind is anticipated in the mountains and there could be problems with crosswinds on Interstate Highway 80, said meteorologist Monica Traphagan, with the National Weather Service.

The cold will settle back in Saturday night at 29 degrees. Rain will hit the valley followed by snow between 1-3 a.m., Traphagan said.

There are expected accumulations of 2-4 inches in the valley. While snow should stop in valley by Sunday afternoon, Traphagan said, snowfall will linger in the mountains into the evening.

Sundays high temperature in the Salt Lake Valley is expected to be in the 30s, with lows in the upper 20s.