Mother Nature continued to dish out a mixed bag of weather conditions Friday.
Rain mainly fell in the valleys and snow in the mountains, but some bench areas from Davis County north into Box Elder County reported 2 to 4 inches of wet snow.And as of 9 a.m., substantial amounts of rain were reported in a number of areas, said William J. Alder, meteorologist at the Salt Lake office of the National Weather Service.
Nearly a half inch of rain was measured at the Salt Lake International Airport, while North Salt Lake reported 0.97 of an inch; Tremonton, 0.87; the Bountiful bench, 1.09; Roy and Brigham City, 1.65; Layton, 1.40; Ogden bench, 1.60; and Hooper, Weber County, 1.38.
Alta, which had a record 136.25 inches of snow at the Alta guard station during April, measured 5 more inches by 9 a.m. Friday. Another 6 to 8 inches of snow was expected through the remainder of the day in the Wasatch Mountains, but larger amounts are forecast for some locations such as the Cottonwood canyons, Alder said.
The Davis and Weber County offices of the Utah Highway Patrol reported that troopers had handled a number of accidents on the freeways, but none involved serious injuries. Motorists traveling through the metropolitan area of the Wasatch Front should be alert to wet to slushy roadways and slick, snowpacked roadways at higher elevations.
The Weather Service said the forecast calls for slowly decreasing clouds and showers Friday night. The chance of measurable precipitation is 50 percent Saturday in the Salt Lake, Ogden and Provo areas.