Southern Utah weekend weather: Higher temperatures for most areas, dense fog for others

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T. GEORGE — According to the National Weather Service, this weekend’s weather for the majority of southwestern Utah will higher temperatures than last weekend; however, some areas will experience patchy, dense fog Friday morning.


Updated Jan. 12, 7:20 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 

Mostly sunny with a high of 53 and low of 31, with east winds of 5 mph.

Sunday

Sunny with a high of 53 and low of 33, with east winds of 5 mph.


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Cedar City

Saturday 

Mostly sunny with a high of 43 and low of 18, with calm winds.

Sunday

Sunny with a high of 34 and low of 24, with light and variable winds.


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Zion National Park/Springdale

Saturday 

Mostly sunny with a high of 45 and low of 21, with northeast winds of 11 mph.

Sunday

Sunny with a high of 43 and low of 24, with northeast winds of 9-11 mph.


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Brian Head

According to the Brian Head Resort website, the area has received 0 inches of snow over the last 24 hours, maintaining a 40-inch base depth.

Saturday 

Sunny with a high of 24 and low of 9, with east winds of 10 mph. Wind chill values as low as -5 in the evening.

Sunday 

Partly sunny with a high of 21 and low of 12, with east winds of 14-16 mph. Wind chill values as low as -7 throughout the day.

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

Weather warnings and advisories

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

Valley inversions will remain in place through at least Monday, with patchy fog and deteriorating air quality across most northern and western valleys including the Wasatch Front.

A series of storm systems will impact the outlook area during the middle to latter portion of the upcoming week, bringing periods of mountains snow and a mix of snow and rain in the valleys. Be sure to monitor future forecasts and outlooks as considerable uncertainly exists regarding this series of storm systems; however, it appears likely inversions across northern and western valleys will break by midweek.

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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