Winter storm and hard frost watches will take effect Monday in parts of Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Good Monday Utah! We expect big changes to be brewing thanks to a very late fall type meteorologist settling in our area, bringing us rain in the valley and snow in the mountains. Rain will arrive from the west and affect eastern Nevada early as it moves towards the Wasatch Front.

Showers will start in the early afternoon for most of us along the Wasatch Front and will continue to plague us with gloomy and colder weather. As the storm system moves through our area, rain and snow will also move towards parts of southern Utah.

The wet weather will worsen throughout the day, so be aware of the weather and be prepared for a slower drive home in the evening. There may be a few thunderstorms developing in the rain bands, but severe weather is not expected.

An umbrella or a coat will be essential for the second half of the day. The weather system also brings in much colder air, we will only see our highs in the 1950s in northern Utah while being around the 60s and 70s in southern Utah during the afternoon with temperatures plummeting.

The wind will also start to pick up and will see a change from the south in the morning to a more northwesterly flow in the evening. We have a winter storm watch for a few areas of Utah that starts at 6 p.m. and lasts until Tuesday night. This is not the only weather alert we are seeing as we also have a severe frost watch that will go into effect at 8 p.m. and last until noon on Tuesday.

In short, expect a much wetter and cooler day when our next meteorologist sets up.

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