Southern Utah weekend weather: More rain and snow headed to most areas

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ST. GEORGE — According to the National Weather Service, this weekend’s weather for the majority of southwestern Utah will include clear skies for the first part and will end with colder temperatures, rain and snow.


Updated Jan. 5, 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. 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 

Partly sunny with a high of 52 and low of 34 with east-southeast winds of 7 mph. There’s a 60 percent chance of rain in the evening.

Sunday

Mostly cloudy with a high of 45 and low of 32, with light and variable winds. There’s a 60 percent chance of rain in the morning.


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Cedar City

Saturday 

Partly sunny with a high of 47 and low of 31, with south-southwest winds of 10-16 mph. Snow is likely after 11 p.m., with a 70 percent chance of precipitation. New snow accumulation of 1-2 inches is possible.

Sunday

Cloudy with a high of 36 and low of 26, with south-southwest winds of 8-10 mph. Snow is likely in the morning, with a 70 percent chance of precipitation. New snow accumulation of 1-2 inches is possible.


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Zion National Park/Springdale

Saturday 

Cloudy with a high of 50 and low of 28, with northeast winds of 9-11 mph. Snow is likely after 11 p.m., with a 80 percent chance of precipitation. New snow accumulation of 2-4 inches is possible.

Sunday

Cloudy with a high of 37 and low of 24, with southwest winds of 7 mph. There’s a 70 percent chance of snow and new snow accumulation of around 1-3 inches possible.


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Brian Head

According to the Brian Head Resort website, the area has received 0 inches of snow over the last 24 hours, maintaining a 44-inch base depth.

Saturday – high winds

Cloudy with a high of 35 and low of 17, with south winds of 25-30 mph and gusts as high as 44 mph. There’s a 100 percent chance of snow in the evening. New snow accumulation of 2-4 inches possible.

Sunday 

Mostly cloudy with a high of 19 and low of 14, with south-southwest winds of 15-17 mph. There’s a 90 percent chance of snow and new snow accumulation of 3-5 inches possible. Wind chill values as low as zero.

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

Weather warnings and advisories

There’s a hazardous weather outlook in place for the western two thirds of Utah impacting the areas of Utah’s Dixie, Zion National Park, Glen Canyon Recreation Area, Lake Powell and Southern Utah mountains.

Valley inversions will remain in place Friday, leading to increasing haze and decreasing air quality. The next storm system starting on Saturday will bring snow, and significant accumulations are possible across the mountains.

A winter weather advisory will be in effect from 9 p.m. Saturday to 5 p.m. Sunday. Total snow accumulations of 5-9 inches are expected in higher mountains in the following areas: the Wasatch and Western Uinta Mountains, Wasatch Plateau and Book Cliffs and the central and Southern mountains of Utah.

Plan on slippery and snow-packed road conditions across all high-elevation roadways.

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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