Friday the 13th started out cold over many portions of Utah as skies remained clear and winds light in most areas during the night.
With widespread snow cover, the mercury fell rapidly after sunset Thursday and dipped to very cold levels Friday in some spots in Utah, said National Weather Service meteorologists.Loa, Wayne County, recorded the low with 19 degrees below zero, followed by Richfield, which dropped to a minus 18.
William J. Alder, meteorologist in charge of the Salt Lake office of the Weather Service, said the forecast calls for a weekend storm, but of less intensity than seen earlier. The storm will begin early Saturday, with scattered snow showers continuing through Sunday. About a foot of new snow is expected in the mountains over Saturday and Sunday.
Earlier, meteorologists said a storm would also leave snow Monday, but Alder said not much is forecast.
Temperatures along the Wasatch Front should be a little warmer during the next few days. Lows of about 20 degrees are expected Saturday and Sunday, with highs in the low to mid-30s during the next few days. The mercury will climb to the 40s in a few areas of southern Utah.
***** (Chart) Lows get even lower:
Green River -14
Cedar City -4
Park City 3
Salt Lake Airport 8