Snow watch focused on Wasatch, central and southern mountains

UTAH – This morning’s winter weather forecast, while still in effect, is developing into a weather “watch” for certain mountain areas listed below, in effect from Tuesday evening through Thursday morning

Radar time 3:15 p.m. dots denote affected area. Utah, Feb. 18, 2013 | Image courtesy of National Weather Service

• Affected area: Wasatch Mountains south o f Interstate 80, Wasatch Plateau/Book Cliffs, Central Mountains, Southern Mountains, including the cities of Alta, Brighton, Scofield, Cove Fort, Koosharem, Fish Lake, Loa, Panguitch and Bryce Canyon.

• Snow accumulations: There will be 1-2 feet with 3-7 inches in the southern mountain valleys.

• Timing: Snow showers will develop Tuesday evening becoming heavy at times, first for the southern and central mountains Tuesday night through Wednesday. Snow rates will be highest for the southern Wasatch Mountains Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning. Snow showers will taper off Thursday.

• Impacts: Mountain routes will become snow covered Tuesday night. Expect winter driving conditions to persist through Thursday morning.

• Precautionary/preparedness actions: A winter storm watch means there is a potential for a significant snow.

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