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Warm weather in northern Utah expected to give way to snow Sunday into Monday

Posted at 5:41 PM, Mar 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-06 00:00:57-05

SALT LAKE CITY – While many locations are enjoying warm weather early Sunday, a cold front is expected to bring snow to parts of Utah later in the evening and overnight into the Monday morning commute.

Strong winds have been reported ahead of the anticipated cold front, and a semi-trailer was toppled by wind on I-80. 

The recent warm-up led to warnings of possible flooding in Box Elder and Cache counties, areas of which have been saturated due to snowmelt recently, and an approaching cold front is expected to bring snow to the state.

The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City said snow should arrive in northern Utah and parts of Wyoming late Sunday afternoon or evening. Snow is expected to accumulate on roadways, including I-15, from the Idaho border south to Cove Fort. See the maps below for the anticipated impacts to roads.

Snow is expected to continue overnight Sunday and potentially into Monday, possibly impacting the morning commute.

Fox 13 Meteorologist Brek Bolton anticipates mountainous areas will see between 16-24 inches during the storm, while valley areas will see lesser amounts.

Logan and Ogden could see 3 to 7 inches each, while Salt Lake City, Park City, Tooele and Provo are all expected to see between 2 and 5 inches.

Snow isn't the only weather issue affecting the Beehive State Sunday, as strong winds are hammering much of the western and southern portion of the state.

Click here for the latest weather advisories for your area, and stay ahead of the winter weather with Fox 13’s news and weather apps. You can also track the storms with our interactive maps and radar. 

Road condition information is also avaialble via UDOT’s commuter link.