Southern Utah weekend weather: Winter road conditions for some and smooth sailing for others

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ST. GEORGE — According to the National Weather Service, this weekend’s weather for the majority of southwestern Utah will bring possible snow and rain to some smaller cities on Friday and higher temperatures to most areas through the rest of the weekend. However, a hazardous weather outlook is forecasting a return of precipitation at the beginning of the next week.


Updated Jan. 19, 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 

Sunny with a high of 55 and low of 37, with northeast winds of 5 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny with a high of 58 and low of 39, with light and variable winds.


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Cedar City

Saturday 

Sunny with a high of 46 and low of 29, with north winds of 3-5 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny with a high of 50 and low of 33, with south winds of 6-13 mph.


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Zion National Park/Springdale

Saturday 

Sunny with a high of 48 and low of 28, with east winds of 3-8 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny with a high of 51 and low of 32, with south-southeast winds of 6-8 mph.


Read more: Surviving the shutdown; How Zion and its park rangers are making do


Brian Head

According to the Brian Head Resort website, the area has received 0 inch of snow over the last 24 hours, maintaining a 41-inch base depth.

Saturday 

Mostly sunny with a high of 32 and low of 23, with north winds of 13-20 mph. Wind chill values as low as zero.

Sunday – high winds 

Mostly sunny with a high of 35 and low of 18, with south-southwest winds of 21-26 mph and gusts as high as 40 mph. There’s a 40 percent chance of snow after 11 p.m.

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

Weather warnings and advisories

Weather warnings and advisories for Utah, updated Jan. 18, 2019, at 9:17 a.m. | Map courtesy of the National Weather Service, St. George News | Click to enlarge

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

The leading edge of a new and potent winter storm will reach the Utah and Nevada border region late Sunday night. This storm will spread snow over much of northern, central and western Utah on Monday.

Heavy snow is expected across all mountains areas of Utah, with the heaviest snow over the northeast, central and southwest mountains. Valley locations across western Utah will also receive significant snow accumulations, with the I-15 corridor taking the brunt of the snow.

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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