A series of storms to bring snow to much of Utah over next few days

A series of storms to bring snow to much of Utah over next few days

(Derek Petersen, KSL TV)

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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.

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.

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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