OK, let's not call it "Snowpocalypse." But Utah is in for a major winter storm as it moves toward the weekend.
As a fresh cold front barreled into the region, the National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory beginning Thursday morning and running into late Friday morning for the north-central portion of the state on both sides of the Wasatch Front.
In the mountains north of Interstate 80, forecasters predicted 8-16 inches of new snow and up to 2 feet at elevations at 8,500 feet and higher. Rain, turning to snow overnight, was expected in the region's valleys. Worsening driving conditions in the area's passes were expectations of ridge winds of up to 70 mph at times.