Utah's forecast heading toward the weekend was almost Charles Dickensian, ushered in Thursday morning by wreaths of mist that had Wasatch Front denizens "peeping over the parapets into a nether sky of fog."
That vaporous prologue was to give way to cloudy skies and periodic valley rains and mountain snowfall through Friday. High temperatures Friday were pegged in the low- to mid-40s with overnight lows just around freezing, according to the National Weather Service.
Southern Utahns were to see their skies alternately fill with clouds and partially clear for sunshine. Highs Friday were expected to range into the low-60s with overnight lows in the upper-30s.