Southern Utah weekend weather: Partly sunny skies with slight chance of those April showers

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ST. GEORGE — According to the National Weather Service, this weekend’s weather for the majority of southwestern will include partly sunny skies, with a slight chance of rain for most areas.


Updated April 6, 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 sunny with a high of 72 and low of 49, with west winds of 5-7 mph.

Sunday

Sunny with a high of 80 and low of 52, with west winds of 6 mph.


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Cedar City

Saturday 

Partly sunny with a high of 59 and low of 37, with west-southwest winds of 6 mph. There’s a 30 percent chance of rain before noon.

Sunday 

Sunny with a high of 69 and low of 42, with west winds of 5-7 mph.


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Zion National Park/Springdale

Saturday 

Mostly sunny with a high of 63 and low of 35, with west-southwest winds of 5-10 mph.

Sunday

Sunny with a high of 71 and low of 39, with west winds of 5-9 mph.


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Brian Head

According to the Brian Head Resort website, the area has received 1 inch of snow over the last 24 hours, accumulating a 83-inch base depth.

Saturday 

Mostly cloudy with a high of 35 and low of 22, with west winds of 9 mph. There’s a 40 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before noon. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch is possible.

Sunday 

Sunny with a high of 43 and low of 29, with west-southwest winds of 5-9 mph.

Weather warnings and advisories

Current weather warnings and advisories as of Friday, April 5, at 8:49 a.m. | Map from National Weather Service- Salt Lake City office, St. George News | Click to enlarge

A hazardous weather outlook is in place for the majority of Utah, with the main focus being in northern Utah,; however the outlook does include the following areas: Utah’s Dixie, Zion National Park, Glen Canyon Recreation Area, Lake Powell and Southern Utah mountains.

Valley rain and mountain snow showers will mostly wind down by mid-morning Saturday with just a few showers lingering into the afternoon hours. With snow levels between 7000-7500 feet, mountains will continue to see minor accumulations today.

A stronger and colder storm system is expected to produce significant accumulating mountain snow across northern Utah Tuesday into Wednesday, with wet snow possible to the valley floors of northern Utah.

Strong gusty winds are also possible Tuesday afternoon across Southern Utah, as well as across the northwest deserts and eastern valleys Tuesday night into Wednesday.

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

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