Southern Utah weekend weather: Warmer temps with possibility of more snow

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ST. GEORGE — According to the National Weather Service, this weekend’s weather for the majority of southwestern Utah will include partly cloudy skies and higher temperatures than last week. However, a hazardous weather outlook predicts more snow for most areas.


Updated Feb. 9, 7:35 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 49 and low of 35, with south-southwest winds of 6 mph. There’s a 20 percent chance of rain and snow after noon.

Sunday

Mostly sunny with a high of 52 and low of 26, with southwest winds of 16-21 mph. There’s a 80 percent of rain and snow showers before midnight. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch is possible.


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Cedar City

Saturday 

Cloudy with a high of 36 and low of 27, with south winds of 10-16 mph. There’s a 40 percent of snow showers after 11 a.m. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Sunday 

Partly cloudy with a high of 37 and low of 11, with southwest winds of 15-23 mph. There’s a 20 percent chance of snow during the day, increasing to 90 percent in the evening. New snow accumulation of 1-2 inches possible.


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Zion National Park/Springdale

Saturday 

Partly cloudy with a high of 38 and low of 24, with south winds of 8-11 mph. There’s a 40 percent chance of snow, mainly after 11 a.m. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Sunday 

Partly cloudy with a high of 40 and low of 12, with south winds of 10-15 mph, increasing to 17-22 mph in the afternoon. There’s a 20 percent chance of snow during the day, increasing to 100 percent in the evening. New snow accumulation of 2-4 inches possible.


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Brian Head

According to the Brian Head Resort website, the area has received 0 inch of snow over the last 24 hours, maintaining a 77-inch base depth.

Saturday – high winds

Partly cloudy with a high of 16 and low of 10, with south winds of 23-29 mph and gusts as high as 43 mph. There’s a 90 percent chance of snow. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1-2 inches possible.

Sunday – high winds

Partly cloudy with a high of 17 and low of -2, with south-southwest winds of 30-37 mph and gusts as high as 55 mph. There’s a 40 percent of snow showers, mainly before 11 a.m. New snow accumulation of less than an inch possible.

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

Weather warnings and advisories

A hazardous weather outlook is in place 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.

A weak weather disturbance will move west to east across the outlook area Saturday afternoon and evening. Minimal accumulations are expected in the northern and western valleys, with mountain accumulations confined mainly to the northern mountains.

A cold Pacific storm system will move across the Great Basin Sunday through Sunday night. The cold front associated with this storm will reach northwest Utah early Sunday, then continue east across the state through Sunday evening. Showers along with a few thunderstorms will generate significant snow accumulations across mainly the western and northern portions of the outlook area through Sunday evening.

Far northern Utah will see snow continue Monday through early Monday evening. Heavy snows will be possible for the northern Wasatch range and the adjacent higher valleys through around mid-evening on Monday. High pressure will bring a short break to the snow for Tuesday through the day on Wednesday.

Snow will return for late in the week. The potential for heavy snow will exist, especially for the northern and western portions of the outlook area.

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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