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Cold front moves in bringing heavy snow Friday evening

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A powerful cold front is moving through Utah with strong winds and heavy snow. Though temperatures reached the lower 50s for many across the Wasatch Front Friday, much colder air behind the front will plummet temperatures 15 to 20 degrees allowing for roads to see accumulating snow very quickly.

Snow will be heavy at times for a 2 to 3-hour timeframe this evening along the Wasatch Front before it begins to head south. Most areas of Northern Utah, except for the mountains should see the snow wind down during the overnight hours with several inches of new snow expected for all valley locations with locally higher amounts in the benches. With snow-covered roads, travel will be treacherous and not recommended Friday night. 

With much colder air in place, instability snow showers will develop throughout the day from Eastern Nevada through the Western Valleys. This could lead to additional snow accumulations of a couple of inches with winds still a problem.

Many secondary, untreated roads will maintain the snowpack so it is important to use caution while driving, allow for extra time and slow down.

Stay up to date online at abc4.com and on-air with the Pinpoint Weather Team as we continue to track our latest winter storm. 

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