What to expect from the latest winter storm

Posted at 8:09 PM, Feb 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-27 01:15:52-05

Another winter storm is bringing snow to parts of Utah Friday night and Saturday.

Mountain areas of northern Utah, including the Cottonwood Canyons, could see 9-18 inches of snow through Saturday.

Northern mountain valleys are expected to see 2-8 inches, with 6-8" on northern benches.

The Wasatch Front can expect 1-4 inches of snow, including the I-15 corridor.

Central Utah valleys may see up to one inch.

The National Weather Service advises drivers to plan on slippery road conditions, especially Saturday morning. They say roads may be particularly slick along bench routes, including US-89 between Farmington and Weber Canyon.

Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for several regions across the state as of Friday night, with some lasting until Saturday. Click here to check for advisories in your area.

There is also a chance for lake-enhanced snow to develop along the northern Wasatch Front on Saturday morning. Please watch Good Day Utah for the latest weather on Saturday morning.

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Earlier Friday evening, some parts of Utah saw a snow squall — a short-lived but extremely intense period of snow. They usually last an hour or less, and they can create hazardous conditions very quickly. They can cause danger for drivers as the rapidly falling temperatures created icy roads, and the snowfall+wind combination creates white-out conditions.

The Snow Squall Warning — a new category from the National Weather Service — has since expired. Experts warn to never drive when one is in place.