More active weather ahead of New Year’s; Winter Weather Advisories issued


SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Over the next couple of days, we’ll see a series of systems impact Utah.

They’ll bring times of wet weather with the bulk of it being snow, but in southern Utah and lower elevations such as St. George, we’ll see rain with the chance for a wintry mix both early and late throughout the days.

Winter weather advisories will go into effect Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. for just about all higher elevations from the northern mountains, down to the southern mountains. These advisories will include some mountain valleys like the Wasatch Back. Down in southeastern Utah for the Abajos, a winter storm watch will begin Thursday evening.


Location: Wasatch Back

Duration: 3PM Wednesday – 9PM Friday

Totals: 8-14″ with possible higher amounts in isolated locations. The Ogden Valley will have the potential to see over 14″. Winter driving conditions can be expected. Dangerous conditions could impact the Wednesday and Thursday evening commute as well as the Friday morning commute. 

Location: Wasatch Mountains, Western Uintas, Wasatch Plateau/Book Cliffs, Central Mountains

Duration: 3PM Wednesday – 5AM Saturday

Totals: 1-2 feet with locally higher amounts possible

Winter driving conditions are expected. Travel on mountains routes may become dangerous or even impossible. The heaviest of the snow is expected late Thursday afternoon through Thursday evening. 

Location: Eastern Box Elder County, Cache Valley, Bear Lake & Bear River Valley

Duration: 2PM Thursday – 11AM FridayTotals: 3-6″, with locally higher amounts on the benches

Winter driving conditions expected tonight through tomorrow morning. 

Location: Northern Wasatch Front, Tooele & Rush Valleys, and Salt Lake Valley

Duration: 5PM Thursday – 5AM Saturday

Totals: 3-6″ with locally higher amounts along the benches

Winter driving conditions with reduced visibilities will be possible starting during the later Thursday evening through Friday evening. 

Location: Utah Valley, Eastern Juab/Millard Counties, and SW Utah

Duration: 5PM Thursday – 5AM

SaturdayTotals: 3-6″ with higher amounts possible for the benches

Winter driving conditions can be expected at times through Friday evening. 

Location: Bryce Canyon Country and South-Central Utah

Duration: 3PM Wednesday – 9PM Friday

Totals: 4-8″Winter driving conditions with reduced visibilities are likely at times between Wednesday evening through Friday evening. 

Location: Sanpete Valley

Duration: 5PM Wednesday – 9PM Friday

Totals: 6-12″

Winter driving conditions are expected with times of reduced visibilities between late Wednesday through Friday evening. 

Location: Zion National Park, including the city of Springdale

Duration: 3PM Wednesday – 9PM Friday

Totals: Near 1″ near Springdale and 4-9″ above 4500 feet. Winter driving conditions expected with times of reduced visibilities between late Wednesday through Friday evening. 


Location: Abajo Mountains, including city of Monticello

Duration: Until 5AM Saturday

Totals: 8-20″ possible

Times of heavy snow possible, travel could be very difficult if not impossible at times. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. 

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