The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the last day of 2011, but mostly sunny skies and chilly temperatures were forecast for New Year's Day.
Forecasters predicted that the period of snow showers and blowing snow for an area of northern Utah, stretching south from Logan through Ogden and Salt Lake City, would be gone by the noon hour Saturday. As skies cleared, the return of more seasonable temperatures overnight lows in the teens and daytime highs around 30 degrees were expected for Sunday and Monday. Friday had seen the mercury climb into the 50s.
A high-wind warning was in effect until 4 p.m. Saturday for central Utah, with winds of 40 mph and gusts up to 40 mph reported. High winds also were reported along the benches of Utah County.