Rain and snow expected across the Wasatch Front Sunday

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SALT LAKE CITY — Did you enjoy the sunshine and warmer weather these past few days? Don't get too used to it; winter weather is starting in Northern Utah for the end of President's Day weekend.

While the valleys are seeing mostly rain and light snow, accumulations are beginning in the mountains. The Utah Department of Transportation tweeted Sunday morning that traction restrictions are in place for both Big and Little Cottonwood canyons.

Little Cottonwood Canyon closed Sunday afternoon for about 90 minutes for "avalanche control work," and reopened just before 4:15 p.m. as snowplows cleared the downhill lane.

The National Weather Service tweeted Saturday that valley locations would "start as rain, and transition to snow from north to south by Sunday evening."

The weather service said the most snow is expected in Alta, reaching between 12 and 18 inches. Snowbasin, Beaver Mountain and Trial Lake are all expecting 8 to 12 inches of snow. Evanston and Solider summit could see between 2 and 3 inches and Park Valley, Logan and Provo could only see an inch.

Lingering snow showers are expected to start Sunday evening and push onto Monday morning with temperatures ranging between 25 and 32 degrees, depending on elevation.

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Contributing: Graham Dudley, KSL.com

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Jen Riess is the weekend and evening content producer for KSL.com. She also covers breaking news and in her free time loves being with her dogs and cheering on the Cleveland Browns.


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