Heavy winter storms expected to hit Northern Utah this week

An extended period of heavy snow begins midweek throughout Northern Utah. According to the National Weather Service, a very moist weather pattern is headed this direction and will lead to widespread precipitation across the northern half of Utah, dropping upwards of 3 feet of snow in the mountains.Areas of Cache Valley can expect accumulations of four to 12 inches in the valley with greater amounts near the Idaho border. The storm will approach from the north, hitting Idaho Wednesday afternoon and then spread south into Utah by Wednesday evening.Heavy snowfall will continue in the mountains through at least the end of the week. The storm is expected to develop by Wednesday afternoon and remain heavy at times into Friday. Travel will be quite difficult during the peak of the storm with the potential for various road closures from the heavy, drifting snow.Strong and gusty west winds may create areas of blowing and drifting snow along I-84 and SR-30 in Box Elder County. Avalanche danger will also increase.

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