Wind and warmer temperatures are heralding the Christmas season for Utah, with a chance for rain and snow soon to come.
Temperatures will climb a few degrees in northern Utah during the next two days, reaching the mid 50s to low 60s by the weekend, according to the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City. The service forecasts that winds will pick up across the state, starting at about 3 to 5 mph on Friday and increasing to about 10 mph on Saturday.
The NWS is also warning holiday travelers there's a chance for rain in the valleys and snow in the higher elevations of northern Utah starting late Saturday night and continuing into Sunday. Meteorologists advise anyone planning to drive near the end of the holiday weekend to monitor the latest forecasts.