Winter Storm Watch For Mountains Upgraded To Winter Storm Warning
The National Weather Service has upgraded the Winter Storm Watch for the mountains of Utah to a Winter Storm Warning. The upgrade to a warning means that the weather service is expecting the storm to produce heavy snow and significant accumulations. The forecast for Brianhead is calling for six to ten inches of snow from Saturday evening in to early Monday morning. Temperatures are expected to fall to single digits Sunday night in Brianhead. Cedar City could see anywhere from one to two inches of snow from the storm, according to forecasters. Cedar City is not included in the Winter Storm Warning but is affected by the High Wind Warning that will be in effect from 6am Saturday until Midnight. Wind gusts up to sixty miles an hour are possible. Cedar City will also experience cooling temperatures with high temperatures in the mid sixties on Saturday cooling to a high temperature of 40 on Sunday. Sunday night the low temperature is expected to drop to the mid twenties. The storm is expected to leave the area by Sunday night. Travelers and hunters heading to the mountains should be equipped with emergency supplies and extra food and water.