A late winter feeling in May

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) — Happy Tuesday, Utah! We’re coming off a day that felt more like early March rather than early May yesterday.

Today will follow in a similar way — and in some instances, might actually feel more like late February.

Soggy Tuesday with below average temperatures

With moisture in place, combined with energy coming in from the northwest, we’ll be looking at a day with scattered showers across northern Utah with highs that run about 20 degrees below average.

Freeze warnings in effect for parts of Utah on May 7, 2024.
Freeze warnings in effect for parts of Utah on May 7, 2024.

In northern Utah, highs will mainly be in the 30s and 40s when we should typically see 50s and 60s! If you’re south of I-70 today, skies will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy with temperatures similar to yesterday, meaning it should be a pretty nice day! Expect breezy to gusty winds across the state.

The winter storm warning for the Wasatch Mountains and western Uintas continues through midnight tonight as several inches of snow will be possible above 7,000 feet. Unrelated to the warnings, mountain valleys could see a few more inches while valleys and benches could see some minor accumulations, especially if we see some lake effect tonight.

Speaking of tonight, it will be cold! Lows will fall into the 20s and 30s for most across the state. There are multiple freeze watches and warnings in place.

The freeze warnings encompass the San Rafael Swell, the Western Canyonlands, the Utah Valley, Tooele/Rush Valleys, and eastern Box Elder County. Freeze watches cover southeastern Utah. If you’re in an alert, be sure to protect any sensitive plants!

For the middle of the week, our weather will finally begin to calm down a bit. We’ll hold onto some moisture potential up north. However, the chance of wet weather will be a lot lower compared to the beginning of this week.

Temperatures up north will also begin to creep up. From Wednesday night into Thursday, one thing we’re keeping an eye out for is down-sloping winds along the Wasatch Front and Cache Valley thanks to easterly winds.

As we round out the workweek, the warmup will ramp up with temperatures returning to seasonal norms by Friday. With an upper-level low pressure hanging out across the western U.S., there will be a chance for daily pop-ups, but that chance will be low. The weather won’t see too many changes through the weekend, which means with warmer temperatures and low wet weather potential, it looks good for Mother’s Day on Sunday!

We’ll keep you posted on the latest updates in our 4Warn Weather forecast both on-air and online. We are Good4Utah!

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