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Sisters Ashley, left, and Gracie Fergus get ready to go sledding at Mount Ogden Park while their dog, Boston, watches on Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014.

There’s a good chance Northern Utah will have a white Christmas this year, and even if it doesn’t snow on Christmas Day itself, the weekend is going to start off tonight with some very seasonally appropriate weather.

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory from midnight to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, for the Cache Valley, northern Wasatch Front and the area’s mountain valleys. Cities in the affected area include Logan, Smithfield, Brigham City, Ogden, Bountiful, Huntsville, Park City and Heber City.

Related: UDOT: Holiday congestion on Utah roads will be heaviest on Friday

Snow will begin late Friday evening and continue overnight before tapering off late Saturday, the weather service said. Motorists should be prepared for winter driving conditions, including snow-packed roads and reduced visibility. 

Snowfall accumulation is expected to reach 3 to 6 inches, with higher levels in the benches and mountain valleys, the service said.

In Ogden, the overnight low temperature is expected to be 27 degrees, while Saturday’s high will be about 34 degrees, according to the weather service’s forecast

Snow could return to the region on Christmas Eve, with a 40 percent chance of snow Sunday, likely after 11 a.m., and a 50 percent chance of snow over the night and into Christmas morning. 

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Contact news editor Kyle Hansen at khansen@standard.net or 801-625-4212. Follow him on Twitter @kylebhansen or like him at Facebook.com/journalistkylebhansen.

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