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Weather advisory issued for strong winds Friday; hard freeze conditions in northern Utah

(Derek Petersen, KSL TV)



SALT LAKE CITY — A weather advisory was issued Friday for south-central Salt Lake and northwestern Utah counties due to wind gusts up to 50 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

The weather service estimated the advisory would be in effect until 7:30 p.m.; around that time the service said that winds were starting to back down around Salt Lake Valley but remained high over Utah Valley.

At 8:45 p.m. winds across Utah continued to die down as light precipitation began in some areas. The precipitation is expected throughout the night, said the National Weather Service in a tweet.

In its hazardous weather outlook the National Weather Service also advised that the cooler temperatures throughout the weekend could bring hard freeze conditions to Cache Valley, the Wasatch Back and far northern Utah near Snowville. It warned that frost is possible across the northern Wasatch Front near Ogden as well as normally colder locations of west-central Utah.

Wind gusts around 48 mph and dust reduced visibility down to 2 or 3 miles at the Salt Lake Airport and Ogden Airport on Friday evening. The weather service also reported strong gusts across the Traverse Mountains.

Strong winds were expected to pick up across Utah Lake and Utah Valley through 7:30 p.m., and boaters on Utah Lake were advised to seek a safer harbor.

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