After sloppy Thursday, high pressure will set up this weekend

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Scattered showers will continue through the afternoon before becoming increasingly isolated Thursday evening before we start to dry out completely from the overnight into our Friday.

We are expecting some decent snow accumulations in the mountains of a few inches plus with a chance some get closer to a foot. Right now, it looks like valleys will see rain or up to 2 inches of snow.

If we see the changeover, with the benches picking up a trace-3 inches, mountain valleys could see 1-4 inches and our mountains looking at 4-10 inches with a chance a few spots pick up over a foot.

As a result of the expected the snow, winter weather advisories have been issued for the Wasatch Mountains, the Wasatch Plateau, the Central Mountains, and the southern Mountains. The advisories call for wintry travel in the mountains and will hold through 11 p.m.

A few showers may linger into early on Friday across the mountains of northern Utah, but by Friday afternoon into the weekend, high pressure will put its stamp on our weather.

That will lead to a stretch of quiet days across the state from the weekend into early next week with each day trending above average. During this period, haze will also build as inversion conditions set up in a few valleys.

There are hints that we could move back into more of a winter pattern as we begin February, however, that’s just something to keep an eye on for now.

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