It will come after Saturday's parade in downtown Salt Lake City, but St. Patrick's Day is shaping up to be a cold and blustery day filled with rain and snow.
Meteorologists forecast that a storm will arrive late Saturday and last through Sunday, bringing rain and small amounts of snow to the valleys, as well as two to six inches of fresh powder in the mountains. Besides dropping temperatures into the 40s in most places, the storm is also expected to howl in like a banshee, with gusty winds reaching about 45 mph.
For those who want to try their luck in the wintry back country, be warned the Utah Avalanche Center predicts that the Salt Lake, Ogden and Provo-area mountains will be at a considerable risk for slides on Sunday. The Uintas, Logan and Skyline regions also have a moderate chance for avalanches.