Temperatures should approach 60 degrees in the Salt Lake area and near 80 in the St. George area Wednesday.

Light rain fell over much of Utah Tuesday, including many of the ski resorts, and dense fog reduced visibility to a few hundred yards in the early morning hours in Cache Valley, said William J. Alder, meteorologist in charge of the Salt Lake office of the National Weather Service.The snow level was at 8,500- to 9,000-foot level above Alta and Snowbird. Alta had received .05 of an inch of rain; Layton, .08; Hill Air Force Base and Logan, .04; and .01 inch had fallen at the Salt Lake City International Airport by early Tuesday.

Rain showers were expected to decrease by Tuesday afternoon and highs in the mid-50s were forecast for Salt Lake City. A partial eclipse of the sun, which began at 10:14 a.m. and ended at 11:10 a.m., was largely obscured by heavy clouds.

Windy, wet weather is forecast for much of the state Friday and Saturday, Alder said.