SOUTHERN UTAH – The National Weather Service has issued a “Winter Weather Advisory” for Washington and Iron Counties, in effect from 8 p.m. this evening to 9 p.m. Thursday.
The southern and central mountains above 7500 feet, including the cities of Cove Fort, Koosharem, Fish Lake, Loa, Panguitch and Bryce Canyon.
5 to 10 inches with locally higher amounts possible along south-facing slopes.
Rain developing this afternoon will mix with then change to all snow tonight above 7500 feet. Snow, locally heavy at times especially along south-facing slopes, will continue through Thursday before tapering off.
Locally strong south winds with gusts to 40 mph can be expected early this evening before decreasing overnight.
Between 8000 and 8500 feet this evening lowering to between 7000 and 7500 feet by early Thursday morning.
Snow may accumulate on high-elevation passes making travel difficult at times late tonight through Thursday.
A winter weather advisory means that snow accumulations will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads. Use caution while driving.
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