The first of a few cold fronts will move away from the state before daybreak Thursday. So, while sunshine will be the dominant weather feature of the day, it will be cooler than recent days. Another cold front will arrive on Friday with limited precipitation, although there can be a shower as far south as Cedar City. The cold front that makes its way into the state this weekend will actually be the strongest. Mixed precipitation will change to all snow to the valley floor throughout the day with the heaviest of the snow expected later Saturday and Saturday evening. Snow rates can easily hit 2"/hour during this time frame in the northern and central mountains. Fortunate or not, the southern Utah mountains will not fare as well given the storm track across the central part of the state. Lake effect snow will also be a concern later Saturday night into Sunday before things wind down late Sunday. Bluebird ski conditions will be had early next week as more tranquil weather returns to the state.
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