Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
FILE - Charlie Van Dyke clears the snow off a car at Snowbird in Little Cottonwood Canyon on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017.

SALT LAKE CITY — Snow is expected this afternoon throughout the Wasatch Front, making travel conditions difficult.

Commuters and travelers can expect slippery road conditions because of snowfall from noon through the evening commute, according to the National Weather Service's winter weather advisory.

"It is very warm and windy, but there's quite a change we're expecting here in the next several hours," said KSL-TV meteorologist Grant Weyman.

Weyman said roads for people traveling from the Wasatch Front through southern Utah in particular will be "a mess." Potential travelers should consider bumping up their plans or not driving at all, he said.

The Utah Department of Transportation indicates that the Cove Fort area along I-15 and I-70 is where "significant road snow is anticipated."

UDOT listed Utah routes expected to experience weather-related travel concerns:

  • I-15, from the Idaho border to Black Ridge (mile marker 42)
  • I-80, from the Salt Lake Valley through Parleys Canyon to the Wyoming border
  • I-84, entire route
  • I-70, entire route
  • U.S. 89, from the Idaho border to the Mount Carmel Junction
  • U.S. 40, from Silver Creek to the Colorado border
  • U.S. 191, entire route
  • U.S. 6, from the Nevada border to Spanish Fork to Helper
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The winter weather advisory indicates travelers should expect snow-covered roads and limited visibilities and should use caution.

Randy Graham, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, tweeted that Wednesday's advisory is the latest in a calendar year when the service has issued its first winter weather advisory over the past 13 winters.

In the past 13 years, the National Weather Service has issued its first winter weather advisory for Salt Lake City around Nov. 11, Graham tweeted.

This report will be updated throughout the day.