SALT LAKE CITY — If you’re a commuter, you may want to give yourself a few extra minutes on the road Friday morning.
A winter weather advisory has been issued for Weber, Davis and Box Elder counties until 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, and is expected to impact the morning commute from Ogden to Salt Lake City and areas further south, according to the National Weather Service of Salt Lake City.
While the mountains could see 3-6 inches of snow, only 1-3 inches is expected to accumulate in the valleys along the Wasatch Front. However, slick, snow-covered roads will create hazardous driving conditions and reduced visibility through midday Friday, the weather service said.
“The Friday morning commute will be slick. Snow amounts will be low, but the big hazard will be the road and driving conditions. Unlike some competitive winter sports, we don't want to see any triple-spins or high-speed sliding on our roadways tomorrow morning,” the service said in a Facebook post.
The next storm is right around the corner to end the work week. Light road snow is expected late Thurs through Fri, impacting the Friday morning commute. More details to come. #utwx #utsnow pic.twitter.com/dQVQTbT65U— NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) February 21, 2018
Interstate 15 and U.S. Highway 89 from Ogden to Bountiful will be impacted by light road snow and patchy ice from 11 p.m. Thursday to 9 a.m. Friday, according to the Utah Department of Transportation.
Travel from Bountiful to Salt Lake City on I-15 will be impacted from 8 p.m. Thursday to 10 a.m. Friday.
Northern Utah is likely to get more snow through the weekend and into next week.
“Another fast moving system will bring a chance of snow to mainly northern and central portions of the outlook area late Saturday afternoon through Saturday night. An additional system is expected Monday night into Tuesday bringing yet another chance of snowfall,” the weather service said.