Snowbasin Opening Day 18

Snowbasin started spinning its lifts on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, with the earliest season opening the resort has ever had.

SALT LAKE CITY — Snow might finally becoming to the Northern Utah this holiday weekend. 

A winter weather advisory has been issued for the mountains up and down the Wasatch Front from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service of Salt Lake City.  

Two separate storm systems are moving into Utah this weekend, with the first arriving early Thursday morning. 

"Precipitation will initially come in as valley rain and mountain snow, with snow levels lowering to the higher northern valleys during the morning. Snow will be heaviest during the day, then decrease on Thursday evening," the NWS said.

The forecast calls for at least 4-8 inches of snow is expected in the mountains, while 2-4 inches may accumulate in Huntsville and other mountain valley areas.

"Snow will return to far northern Utah later Thursday night, then spread south and intensify Friday through early Saturday," the NWS said. 

Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities while traveling. 

The Utah Avalanche Center said it expects to see rising backcountry avalanche danger in the next several days due to snowfall. A daily avalanche forecast will be available starting Thursday through the holiday weekend. 

For more information, visit utahavalanchecenter.org

Reach city editor Jessica Kokesh at 801-625-4229 or jkokesh@standard.net. You can also follow her on Twitter at @JessicaKokesh or Facebook.com/ByJessKokesh.

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