SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah -- Snow has started to fly in the mountains and the flurries reached parts of northern Utah Saturday afternoon, and despite a reprieve expected to last for several hours the precipitation is predicted to return around midnight.
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The valleys and mountains will see snow on and off through Monday morning, said meteorologist Monica Traphagan.
Traphagan said to expect rain in the Salt Lake Valley to change to snow in the early evening. FOX 13 Meteorologist Brek Bolton said Saturday evening that the Salt Lake area was getting a brief break but could expect to see snow resume sometime around midnight.
As of Saturday morning, Utah Department of Transportation tweeted that motorists traveling up Big or Little Cottonwood Canyons should four-wheel drive or chains.
The expected overnight temperature is 34 degrees.
The high for Sunday in the valley is high mid-30s. Bolton said snow is expected Sunday morning and that another break Sunday afternoon would later give way to more storms Sunday evening and into Monday morning. The weather is expected to clear Tuesday and remain that way for several days.
Traphagan said valley locations will see 1-4 inches of snow while the mountains will see 1-2 feet. The Cottonwood Canyons could see as much as three.
Traphagan said the roads will be slushy in the valleys but no snow pack. The mountain roads however, are expected to have snow pack.
The meteorologist said there will be areas of drifting snow at the summits in Logan and Sardine Canyons.
FOX 13 News' Carly Figueroa has the latest on the winter weather hitting Utah this weekend, see the video above for her report.