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SALT LAKE CITY — Get ready for a few days of snow across the Wasatch Front.
A couple small storms will move through the Wasatch Front on Wednesday and Thursday, according to KSL Meteorologist Grant Weyman. Those will be followed by a larger storm Saturday, and more snow showers are expected Sunday and Tuesday.
Most of the snow began around 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Salt Lake area but was winding down by about 1 p.m., according to Weyman. There was minimal snow accumulation, mostly limited to grassy areas, he said.
A bit of SNOW coming our way for the next three days... We're not expecting much... but by Friday afternoon, we'll see an inch or two for the Wasatch Front. pic.twitter.com/wLg6cuaKxx— Grant Weyman (@KSLweyman) January 7, 2020
Higher elevations, such as the top of Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood canyons, will see 3-6 inches of snow by Wednesday evening, Weyman said. As of 1 p.m., snow was sticking on the roads in those areas.
As of 11:45 a.m., all vehicles traveling up both Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood canyons were required to have tire chains or 4-wheel drive, according to the Utah Department of Transportation.
Snow is expected to continue through 3 p.m. in some areas of eastern and central Utah as the storm band moves south through the state, according to the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City.
Today's storm system will bring about a 3 hour window of accumulating snow to northern Utah. Most accumulations will be over the mountains where minor travel impacts are possible. Lower elevations can expect an inch or less of snow on mainly elevated and grassy surfaces. #utwxpic.twitter.com/Ga6aeghe02— NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) January 8, 2020
The second storm wave will come in early Thursday morning and will have similar results to Wednesday’s storm, Weyman said. Roads in the valleys will be mostly wet Thursday, with little snow accumulation.
Some areas could see up to an inch of snow on Thursday, Weyman said. The Saturday storm is expected to dump a little more snow in the valleys, he said.
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