Many areas across the Wasatch Front received much-needed rain early Wednesday and Alta, where ski lifts will close for the season after Sunday, received about 6 to 7 inches of new snow by midmorning Wednesday.

Most of the precipitation was concentrated from the east part of Salt Lake County to Utah County. But some moisture also fell in the mountains about as far south as Cove Fort, Beaver County, and in Richfield, said William J. Alder, meteorologist in charge of the Salt Lake office of the National Weather Service.The new snow at Alta contained about .45 inches of water. Brighton had about 4 to 5 inches of snow but it was much drier, containing only .3 of an inch of precipitation, Alder said.

Two inches of snow fell in Coalville, Summit County, and in Randolph, Rich County, and Park City. Duck Creek, near Cedar City, received an inch and Heber City, a half inch of snow. Light snow fell to the 5,500-foot elevation of the Salt Lake Valley and may continue through Thursday, but the snow isn't expected to stick, Alder said.