Southern Utah weekend weather: Possible rain in St. George, with snow likely in most other areas

ST. GEORGE— According to the National Weather Service, this weekend’s weather for the majority of southwestern Utah will include rain and snow showers, with snow accumulation reaching up to more than 5 inches in some areas like Brian Head.


Updated Dec. 1, 7:30 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.

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St. George

Saturday 

Mostly sunny with a high of 52 and low of 31, with southwest winds of 6 mph. There’s a 60 percent chance of rain showers after before midnight. There will be areas of fog before noon.

Sunday

Mostly sunny with a high of 47 and low of 26, with north-northwest winds of 7 mph. There’s a 20 percent chance of snow before noon.


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Cedar City

Saturday 

Cloudy with a high of 40 and low of 21, with southeast winds of 6-9 mph. Snow is expected. New snow accumulation of 2-4 inches is possible.

Sunday

Partly cloudy with a high of 31 and low of 11, with north-northwest winds of 10 mph. There’s a 80 percent chance of snow. New snow accumulation of 1-2 inches is possible.


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Zion National Park/Springdale

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Saturday 

Cloudy with a high of 42 and low of 23, with north winds of 5-9 mph. There’s a 90 percent chance of snow in the evening, with new snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Sunday

Partly sunny with a high of 37 and low of 15, with north-northwest winds of 9-15 mph. There’s a 50 percent chance of snow, with new snow accumulation of less than 1 inch possible.

Brian Head

According to the Brian Head Resort website, the area has received 9 inches of snow over the last 24 hours, making for a 31-inch base depth.

Saturday

Cloudy with a high of 18 and low of 7, with west-southwest winds of 13-21 mph. There’s a 100 percent chance of snow, with new snow accumulation of 3-7 inches possible. Wind chill is valued as low as -9.

Sunday 

Cloudy with a high of 10 and low of -2, with northwest winds of 23-28 mph and wind gusts up to 40 mph. Snow is expected, with new snow accumulation of 1-3 inches possible. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

For current snow accumulation totals, weather and lift status at Brian Head Resort, click here.

Weather warnings and advisories

Weather advisories as of 8:29 a.m., Nov. 30, 2018 | Image courtesy of National Weather Service, St. George News | Click to enlarge

There is a hazardous weather outlook in place for the western two thirds of Utah that will kick in Friday, bringing rain and snow fall to valley floors. Accumulating snow is possible during this time. A colder storm system is expected to impact the region throughout the weekend.

Beginning on Saturday, a cold storm system is expected to impact the region throughout the week, bringing snow to Southern Utah, excluding St. George.

For more information on current weather conditions and advisories, go the National Weather Service-Salt Lake City office website. For winter road conditions, go to the Utah Department of Transportation website.

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