Southern Utah weekend weather: It may officially be spring, but it’s still Southern Utah

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ST. GEORGE — Spring may have officially sprung on Wednesday, but while the National Weather Service is predicting mostly warm temperatures for the majority of southwestern Utah this weekend, rain and snow are still lingering in some areas.


Updated March 23, 7:30 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 cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high of 67 and low of 44, with west-southwest winds of 5-8 mph.

Sunday

Sunny with a high of 69 and low of 43, with light south-southeast winds.


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Cedar City

Saturday 

Partly sunny with a high of 56 and low of 35, with south-southwest winds of 6-11 mph. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers after noon.

Sunday 

Sunny with a high of 58 and low of 33, with west winds of 5-7 mph.


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Zion National Park/Springdale

Saturday 

Partly sunny with a high of 56 and low of 34, with south-southwest winds of 6-11 mph. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers after noon.

Sunday

Sunny with a high of 58 and low of 33, with west-southwest winds of 5-8 mph.


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Brian Head

According to the Brian Head Resort website, the area has received 2 inches of snow over the last 24 hours, accumulating a 92-inch base depth.

Saturday 

Mostly cloudy with a high of 29 and low of 19, with southwest winds of 5-7 mph. There’s a 30 percent chance of snow showers after noon, with total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Sunday 

Mostly sunny with a high of 31 and low of 19, with southwest winds of 5-13 mph.

Weather warnings and advisories

Current weather advisories as of Friday, March 22, at 8:31 a.m. | Image courtesy of the National Weather Service-Salt Lake City office, St. George News | Click to enlarge

A hazardous weather outlook is in place for the western two thirds of Utah, including the following areas: Utah’s Dixie, Zion National Park, Glen Canyon Recreation Area, Lake Powell and Southern Utah mountains.

Accumulating snowfall is expected mainly above 6000 feet into the early evening hours.

The next storm system will affect the region this upcoming weekend, bringing the potential for accumulating snowfall back to the mountains.

For the most current conditions, warnings and advisories, go to the National Weather Service-Salt Lake City office website.

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