Snow, rain expected across much of Utah Sunday

Posted at 3:05 PM, Mar 30, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-30 23:52:48-04

WASATCH FRONT –The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the Wasatch Mountains that is expected to continue until 11 p.m. Sunday.

FOX 13 News' Carly Figueroa spoke with experts about road and avalanche conditions, see the video above for details.

Utah Department of Transportation officials tweeted at about 4:25 Sunday that chains or four-wheel drive are required for vehicles traveling through Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons.

The advisory includes the Wasatch Mountains south of I-80, the Western Uintah Mountains, the Wasatch Plateau, Book Cliffs and the central Utah Mountains. Snow accumulations between 6 and 12 inches are possible.

The advisory lists Alta, Brighton, Mirror Lake Highway, Scofield, Cove Fort, Koosharem and Fish Lake as cities included in the advisory. Winter driving conditions are predicted along roadways in higher mountain passes in northern and central Utah.

The NWS also issued a hazardous weather outlook for the western two-thirds of Utah and south west Wyoming that is expected to continue until Monday at about 6:30 a.m.

In addition to the heavy snow predicted in the mountains, smaller accumulations of snow are most probable in valleys during the afternoon. Thunderstorms are also expected in the area.

The advisory states the snow will continue, heavy at times, into the early evening before tapering off.

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Road conditions from the Utah Department of Transportation are available here.