SALT LAKE CITY — The Wasatch Mountains could see another 10-18 inches of snow and a few inches could make its way down to the valley floors by Friday night

A winter weather advisory has been issued for the Weber, Davis and Box Elder counties, as well as the Wasatch Mountains north of Interstate 80, until 10 p.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service of Salt Lake City.

Snow is expected to start in higher elevations Thursday afternoon and will continue through the evening and into Friday, the NWS said. The snow level is expected to drop to the valley floors by Friday afternoon and into the evening.

Up to 6 inches of snow is expected north of Ogden and on the benches, while areas south of Ogden could see between 1-3 inches, the forecast said.

“Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving,” the NWS advised.

The snow could impact morning or evening commutes on Interstate 15 and Interstate 84. The Utah Department of Transportation advised that drivers to expect road snow and slush during both commuting times.

{blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”}{p lang=”en” xml:lang=”en” dir=”ltr”}Weather Alert: Winter storm thru FRI night. Expect road snow for all mtn routes. Road snow possible for the N. Wasatch Front FRI A.M. & P.M. commute and possibly just after the FRI PM commute in Salt Lake. More info here: https://t.co/rsT9lYglYq pic.twitter.com/kiTQ7Iivac— UDOT Traffic (@UDOTTRAFFIC) November 29, 2018{/blockquote}

The heavy snowfall is also expected to create dangerous avalanche conditions throughout the weekend, the Utah Avalanche Center said.

“Starting Friday morning, the danger is expected to reach toward HIGH with both natural and human triggered avalanches expected,” the center said in a press release. “People accessing the backcountry from the ski resorts will be stepping into dangerous avalanche conditions.”

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