UDOT plow

A Utah Department of Transportation plow clears a roadway in this archive UDOT photo. Snowfall on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, should reach 1 to 3 inches in Weber and Davis counties, according to the National Weather Service.

The bad news, if you're driving — snow and snow showers in and around Weber and Davis counties will probably linger until early Wednesday afternoon.

The good news — the wet stuff should start tapering off in time for the afternoon commute, according to Nick Carr, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City.

Either way, Utah Department of Transportation officials advise caution for those driving around in the muck. The agency has crews out clearing roadways.

"Heavy snow is falling throughout northern Utah as the big winter storm has arrived. Alpine passes are snow-packed and slick," UDOT Region 1, which encompasses northern Utah, including Weber and Davis counties, said in a tweet. "Follow winter driving rules: Slow down, increase your 'following distances' and, above all, don't crowd the plow!"

A storm system from the Pacific Northwest reached Utah early this morning, bringing the snow. With it, an NWS winter weather advisory warns of cold, strong northerly winds stretching from Logan south into Bountiful.

And though the white stuff may be tapering, Vic Saunders, a UDOT spokesman, said dropping temperatures can make any moisture on roadways freeze, though snowplows spread a briny solution to curtail that. According to an online UDOT map that tracks road conditions in the state, the most potentially treacherous road conditions in the area as of late Wednesday morning were in the Upper Ogden Valley.According to Carr, Weber and Davis counties should expect 1-3 inches of snowfall in all before it tapers off Wednesday afternoon. Into Thursday and beyond, Carr anticipates "kind of a quiet period" without any big storms on the horizon.

Contact reporter Tim Vandenack at tvandenack@standard.net, follow him on Twitter at @timvandenack or like him on Facebook at Facebook.com/timvandenackreporter.

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