Strong winds, gusts to be felt across Salt Lake Valley, much of Utah

Posted at 1:36 PM, Apr 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-21 15:36:14-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Gusts up 55 mph remain in the forecast as wind advisories continue throughout much of Utah, including the Salt Lake Valley.

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The advisories are currently in effect for the following areas:

  • Salt Lake Valley
  • Tooele Valley
  • Sevier Valley
  • The Swell
  • Western Canyonlands
  • South central Utah

In the Salt Lake area, winds from the south between 20-30 mph are expected, with gusts up to 55 mph until the advisory expires at 10 p.m.

Like earlier in the week, dust will be blowing in causing hazy conditions.

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Weather officials warn that power outages are possible due to winds blowing around unsecured objects. Drivers are asked to use extra caution on the roads during the afternoon commute.

A cold front will move across the area Friday and Saturday with temperatures dropping about 20 degrees lower than what's expected Thursday. Precipitation will begin in the west Friday morning and spread east across the entire area. Valleys will get rain with snow in the mountains dropping down to 6,000 or 6,500 feet by Friday afternoon and the evening.