Northern Utah expected Friday to break free of a cold snap that brought near record-low temperatures to the region earlier in the week.
Salt Lake City and rest of the northwestern quarter of the state awakened Thursday under a Hard Freeze Warning. The advisory was in place until 9 a.m. when the area was expected to shake off lows in the 20s overnight. A Hard Freeze Watch also was issued for much of the southeast quarter of the state through mid-morning.
The Wasatch Front, after warming to the low-50s on Thursday, looked for temperatures near 60 degrees on Friday, with rain showers expected to move into the region Friday night. Southern Utahns looked for highs in the upper-60s to low-70s on Friday, up 5-10 degrees from Thursday.