Southern Utah weekend weather: Saturday and Sunday great days to enjoy the outdoors

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ST. GEORGE — According to the National Weather Service, this weekend’s weather for the majority of southwestern Utah will include mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures; however, it’s best to enjoy your spring activities toward the end of the weekend, as there are slight chances of rain and snow Friday.


Updated April 13, 7:45 a.m. to reflect current conditions, forecasts and advisories.


Below are your St. George, Cedar City, Zion National Park and Brian Head area weekend weather forecasts, including current warnings and advisories. And for a look at this weekend’s events, check out the St. George News TGIF Show: Your weekend adventure guide brought to you by Virgin River Casino.

St. George

Saturday

Sunny with a high of 69 and low of 48, with light and variable winds.

Sunday

Mostly sunny with a high of 76 and low of 53, with southwest winds of 5-9 mph.


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Cedar City

Saturday 

Sunny with a high of 56 and low of 38, with north winds of 5 mph.

Sunday 

Mostly sunny with a high of 64 and low of 43, with south winds of 8-16 mph.


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Zion National Park/Springdale

Saturday 

Sunny with a high of 59 and low of 33, with north winds of 5-9 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny with a high of 66 and low of 39, with south winds of 7-16 mph.


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Brian Head

According to the Brian Head Resort website, the area has received 1 inch of snow over the last 24 hours, accumulating a 87-inch base depth.

Saturday 

Sunny with a high of 31 and low of 22, with north winds of 17-21 mph.

Sunday – high winds

Mostly sunny with a high of 38 and low of 28, with west-southwest winds of 20-28 mph and gusts as high as 41 mph.

Weather warnings and advisories

A hazardous weather outlook is in place for the following areas: Utah’s Dixie, Zion National Park, Glen Canyon Recreation Area, Lake Powell and Southern Utah mountains.

Accumulating snowfall can be expected at times Sunday and Monday across the northern mountains.

The next colder storm will affect the region Monday night into Wednesday with potentially heavy precipitation. The bulk of significant snow accumulations are currently expected above 7,000 feet. However, areas such as the benches, Wasatch Back, southwest Wyoming and higher elevations along I-15 and I-70 such as near Cove Fort will also see the potential for accumulating snowfall.

If heavy low elevation rainfall develops, expect rises on area rivers and streams due to rain and snow melt.

For the most current conditions, warnings and advisories, go to the National Weather Service-Salt Lake City office website.

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