Significant snowfall loomed for parts of Utah on Sunday, leading to weather alerts for much of the state's most populous areas.
Storm and blizzard watches, which start Sunday night and continue until Tuesday afternoon, extend from the western Uintah mountains, across the Wasatch Front and through the state's central and southern mountain ranges.
The snowfall will start in the state's highest elevations Sunday night, but by Monday evening will encompass all mountain areas, according to the National Weather Service. In addition to the snow, meteorologist predicted strong, gusty winds, with a significant likelihood of driving snow and drifts. The northern facing slopes are expected to receive the most fresh powder.