Salt Lake County Elevated to a Lake Effect Snow Warning

Salt Lake County Elevated to a Lake Effect Snow Warning

This afternoon, there was a significant snowstorm in Northern Utah, and the accumulating snow is causing quite a problem on the roads. Snow showers in sporadic amounts are still likely over northern Utah as the storm moves south overnight.

The lake effect snow continues to be the main concern through Tuesday AM in addition to the sporadic showers. For the Wasatch Mountains and the Salt Lake Valley south of I-80, a Winter Storm Warning is in effect through Tuesday afternoon.

As arctic air moves into the area, a band of lake-effect snow is anticipated to build overnight and may last through late Tuesday morning. East of I-15, where up to 8 inches of snow is predicted to fall, will see the valley’s biggest precipitation. The east bench sections have already received close to 5 inches of snow this evening. 2 to 5 inches of snow are forecast for areas west of I-15.

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Snowfall in the mountains will continue, with the Upper Cottonwoods expecting an additional 10 to 20 inches of snow, with locally higher amounts likely. Due to the lake effect snow showers, expect very bad driving conditions throughout Tuesday morning.