Temperatures are pleasant now, but a dramatic change in the weather is forecast for mid week. According to the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City, winter is returning to Utah beginning Wednesday.
“Significantly colder temperatures are expected across the area Wednesday into Thursday,” the weather service reported Sunday. “Snow levels are forecast to fall to valley floors across most of Utah outside of St. George Wednesday, with accumulating snow expected above 5500 feet.
“Significant snow accumulations are possible for the higher terrain of northern and central Utah with lesser amounts for the upper elevations of southern Utah early Wednesday through at least Thursday.”
Temperatures Thursday morning are predicted to be quite cold and Northern Utah may see temperatures it hasn’t seen since late February. A hard freeze is possible for Cache Valley, and throughout the Wasatch Front, on Thursday with widespread frost that morning.
The frost and hard freeze could threaten agriculture and personal gardens. Residents are encouraged to take the necessary precautions, if possible, to avoid any damage that may be caused by the cold spell Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Much of the week is expected to be cool and wet.
That being said, the National Weather Service is still warning residents that rivers and streams in the area will continue to run high and fast, and that children and pets should stay clear of the hazards this can pose.
The skies are expected to clear again by this weekend with temperatures climbing back into the upper 60s and low 70s.