WEATHER WARN DAY: 4-8" of snow in the valleys, 1-2' in the mountains

    4-8" of snow in the valleys, 1-2' in the mountains as major storm approaches Utah. (Photo: National Weather Service)

    A major winter storm is approaching Utah, and most of the state should see large accumulations of snow, according to the National Weather Service.

    The heaviest snow totals will hit the southern Wasatch Front, from Salt Lake City southwards.

    Valleys in Utah should expect at least four to eight inches of snow, and the mountains should brace for one to two feet.

    Snow will hit from Logan to Cedar City and everywhere in between.

    2News Meteorologist Jill Margetts said Sunday morning that there are considerable to high avalanche danger ratings in the north and central mountains, especially in the backcountry.

    Wind gusts could reach 40 mph in some areas.

    "Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches possible. Locally higher snow totals on the benches, Wasatch Back, Southwest Wyoming, and the central and southwest Utah valleys. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph," the National Weather Service stated.

    Expect to see snow, which may start as rain, early Monday morning, around 4 a.m. to 5 a.m. and through the evening. It should taper off early Tuesday morning.

    The weather will have a major impact on the morning commute, although many workers are off for Martin Luther King Day.

    Park City and Heber City are expected to get the highest snow totals, between 8-18 inches. Some places in Central Utah, such as Fillmore, can expect at least 10 inches.

    Drivers are urged to slow down in the conditions and use extra caution on roads, while allowing extra time to reach their destinations, especially along Interstate 15 and on the I-15 corridor.

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