Snowfall to pick up in intensity along Wasatch Front through the night

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Posted at 3:35 PM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 01:23:20-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Snowfall is expected to intensify along the Wasatch Front Monday night as a winter storm passes through Utah. Dangerous driving conditions may be experienced during Tuesday's morning commute.

A band of heavy snow has moved through Ogden and will continue working its way south through Weber/Davis/Salt Lake counties through about midnight.

It brought 2.7" of snow to Ogden in under 90 minutes, making for very slick driving conditions.

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Salt Lake City and communities south will see isolated showers and snow flurries. Local accumulations of snow could be up to 4 inches in the valleys, but many locations will only see a trace.

Updated Monday night forecast

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for most of Utah through 5 a.m. Wednesday. The Wasatch Mountains, as well as the Western Uinta Mountains, are expected to receive up to 24 inches of snow.

A second wave of the storm comes Tuesday afternoon, with the benches forecast to receive a high of 10 inches of snow by midday Wednesday, while the mountain valleys could see up to 6 inches during the same period.

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These storms are certainly creating a headache on the roads. The Utah Highway Patrol says they have responded to 300 crashes from Saturday through Monday and urge drivers to slow down.

According to advisories, I-84 and SR-30 will experience winter weather conditions including snow-covered roads and reduced visibility. Snow totals of two to five inches are expected in this area. The storm could also impact travel on I-15, I-84 and US-89 in northern Utah.

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Avalanche warnings are in effect for Beaver, Box Elder, Carbone, Duchesne, Emery, Juab and San Juan counties.