Advisory: Hazardous weather forecast includes rain, snow across Utah

This 2015 file photo shows stormy skies over Southern Utah, Aug. 26, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Candice Milligan, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a hazardous weather outlook for portions of central Utah, northern Utah, Southern Utah and southwest Wyoming. The outlook is in effect from Monday morning through Tuesday night.

Affected areas

Cache Valley/Utah Portion northern Wasatch Front, Salt Lake and Tooele valleys, southern Wasatch Front, Great Salt Lake Desert and mountains, Wasatch Mountain valleys, Wasatch Mountains near Interstate-80 North, Wasatch Mountains south of I-80, western Uinta Mountains, Wasatch Plateau-Book Cliffs, Western Uinta Basin-Castle Country, San Rafael Swell, Sanpete-Sevier valleys, west-central Utah, southwest Utah, Utah’s Dixie and Zion National Park, south-central Utah, Glen Canyon Recreation Area-Lake Powell, central mountains, southern mountains and southwest Wyoming.

Hail on the ground Monday morning, LaVerkin, Utah, April 25, 2016 | Photo by Ron Chaffin, St. George News
Hail on the ground Monday morning, LaVerkin, Utah, Photo by Ron Chaffin

Monday and Tuesday

Valley rain and mountain snow will increase across the affected areas Monday and Tuesday. Accumulating snow is expected above about 7,000 feet with some significant accumulation possible above 8,000 feet. All major routes through the mountains should run mostly wet although there is some potential for snow to accumulate on the highest roadways above about 9,000 feet.

A few thunderstorms are possible and have been experienced in Washington County as of 1:30 p.m. Monday, with some hail.

Snow levels could dip to near 5,000 feet late Monday across the western areas but any accumulation at these lower elevations would be minimal and not on pavement surfaces.

The cool Pacific storm system will continue to spread valley rain and mountain snow across the affected areas through Tuesday before tapering off Tuesday night.

Accumulating snow will continue above about 6,500 feet with some significant accumulation possible above 8,000 feet. All major routes through the mountains should continue to run mostly wet although there will remain some potential for snow to accumulate on the highest roadways above about 9,000 feet.

Snow levels could continue to dip to near 5,000 feet Tuesday morning across the western outlook area but any accumulation below 6,500 feet will remain minimal and not on pavement surfaces.

Additional storm systems will keep a threat of showers and isolated thunderstorms going across the outlook area starting late Wednesday and lasting through the weekend.

Spotter information statement

Weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather conditions to the National Weather Service according to standard operating procedures.

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