TGIF, indeed. After weeks of nearly uninterrupted pollution-trapping inversions, a slow-moving weekend storm system promises to scour smog in northern Utah valleys as it brings 1 to 2 feet of new snow to mountains throughout the state.
Northern Utahns can expect snow showers to begin Friday afternoon and continue through Sunday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Four to eight inches are anticipated for valleys and benches, with snow totals exceeding 20 inches predicted for the mountains.
The forecast prompted the NWS to issue a Winter Storm Watch for Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon for a stretch of the Wasatch Front stretching from Logan south through Brigham City, Ogden, Salt Lake City, Provo, Nephi and Cedar City to just north of St. George, along with a slice of extreme northeastern Utah.